July 1, 2016

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Man gets two years in prison for firearm theft

MEDINA — A Tallmadge man was sentenced to two years in prison after being convicted of stealing a revolver.

Jonathan A. Courtney, 35, pleaded guilty last month to firearm theft, a third-degree felony punishable by up to three years in prison.

Jonathan Courtney

The charge included a gun specification for committing the crime while armed, which boosted his sentence by a mandatory year in prison.

Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler said Courtney could apply for a transitional control program after 1½ years.

If accepted, he’d serve the rest of his sentence in a halfway house.

Kimbler said he’d grant Courtney’s admittance to the program as long as he behaved himself in prison.

Courtney’s attorney, Conrad Olson, said his client thought that was an acceptable deal.

“He’s not liking wearing the orange jumpsuit,” Olson said, “so he’s indicated to me that he wants to turn his life around.” [br]

Contact reporter Nick Glunt at (330) 721-4048 or nglunt@medina-gazette.com.

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Nick Glunt primarily covers courts and crime in Medina County. He served The Gazette from September 2012 to December 2015. Contact him at (330) 721-4048 or via email at nglunt@medina-gazette.com.