City resident sentenced for burglary, theft

STEUBENVILLE — Shane L. Renforth, 31, of 1247 Sinclair Ave. was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after Renforth pleaded guilty to burglary and felony theft.

Renforth was charged with entering a home in the 1200 block of Lincoln Ave. on Aug. 22 and taking two electronic gaming machines. He also was charged with felony theft after taking $1,256 in tools from Rural King on Mall Drive on Aug. 13.

Bruzzese ordered Renforth to make restitution to Rural Kind and to the house burglary victim in the amount of $532.

Assistant Prosecutor Stephen Lamatrice said Renforth has two prior felony theft offenses.

Darnell M. Young, 28, of 1423 Ridge Ave. was placed on two years of probation by Bruzzese after Young pleaded guilty to four counts of heroin trafficking.

Young was charged with selling heroin during undercover operations from Oct. 19 through Jan. 27.

Young faces four years in prison if he violates probation.

Bruzzese told Young, who has no prior felonies, that he is bound by Ohio law to place Young on probation for the first offense. The judge told Young he would have sentenced him to prison because of the four counts each on different days.

(Law can be contacted at mlaw@heraldstaronline.com.)

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