Alleged thief gets suspended jail time

By Sam Wildow -

MIAMI COUNTY — Alleged thief Daniel K. Roth, 29, received 540 days of suspended jail time this week in Miami County Municipal Court on the condition that he complete a substance abuse program in Montgomery County.

Roth was facing charges of first-degree misdemeanor receiving stolen property and first-degree misdemeanor theft, which was amended down from fifth-degree felony theft in Piqua, in addition to first-degree misdmeanor theft in Troy.

In Piqua, Roth reportedly sold a flat-screen television to Cashland in January 2015 after it was reported stolen from a residence on the 500 block of North College Street. According to Miami County Municipal Court records, there was a receipt from Cashland connecting Roth to the television.

In March 2015, Roth reportedly leased large purchases of electronics from HH Gregg in Piqua and “then made no effort to pay or contact the store in any way,” according to court records. Roth allegedly stole approximately $1,400 worth of merchandise.

In September 2015, Roth reportedly attempted to steal a vacuum cleaner in from Kohl’s in Troy.

Roth pleaded no contest to each of those charges. For each of those charges, Roth was sentenced to 180 days in jail. The sentences were consecutive to each other, but they were suspended as long as Roth completes the drug program Cornerstone Program in Montgomery County. According to their website, the Cornterstone Program is privately-managed and provides mental health and substance abuse services.

Also in Miami County Municipal Court, a charge of first-degree misdemeanor theft was dismissed without prejudice for Cody A. Mills, 23, of Piqua. Mills was accused of reportedly stealing $200 from a woman’s purse on Jill Court in Piqua in January 2016, according to court records.

By Sam Wildow

Reach reporter Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall

Reach reporter Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall