Kelbley

One of five area teenagers arrested in December after forcing their way into a 66-year-old woman’s rural home and robbing her at gunpoint has been sentenced to prison for her involvement in the incident.

During a hearing Wednesday in Hancock County Common Pleas Court, Judge Reg Routson imposed an aggregate 4-year term on Hunter J. Kelbley, 18, of Upper Sandusky.

The sentence came after Kelbley pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary with a firearm specification, and receiving stolen property.

A kidnapping charge against the defendant was dropped after it was determined she was not involved in that part of the incident, Hancock County Prosecutor Phil Riegle said Thursday.

Kelbley and four others were arrested following the Dec. 18 break-in at a residence in the 200 block of Pleasant Township 117. Hancock County Sheriff Mike Heldman has said a resident was held by gunpoint, while various items, including the woman’s car, were stolen.

Findlay police initially located the suspects after the burglary, and they were arrested by sheriff’s deputies. The vehicle was later recovered at a residence in the 7000 block of U.S. 224.

Heldman said the suspects didn’t know the woman.

First-degree felony burglary and kidnapping charges are still pending against the co-defendants, Deven Blythe, 19, of Findlay; Devin Kerr, 19, of Bowling Green; Alexandra Ayala, 18, of Findlay; and Rodney Williams Jr., 18, of Findlay.

Kelbley, who has been given credit toward her prison term for the 93 days she has spent in jail, has been ordered to make restitution of $1,721.

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