Shalersville woman gets 2 years in prison for gun theft

By Dave O'Brien | staff writer Published:

A Shalersville woman on probation for stealing two guns from family members has been sentenced to two years in prison after a judge found she violated her probation.

Heather N. Leventry, 23, with a last known address of 8899 Coit Road, recently was sentenced by Portage County Common Pleas Judge John Enlow after violating her probation on a conviction for grand theft, a third-degree felony.

Probation officers alleged Leventry violated her probation by using heroin, failing to report to them and failing to comply with the terms of probation given to her by Enlow at her original sentencing hearing, according to court records.

Leventry had pleaded guilty to the charge in May and was sentenced by Enlow to five years on probation, with numerous additional terms.

Leventry and a co-defendant stole a shotgun and a muzzle-loading rifle from Leventry's father's home in the 3100 block of Polly Road in Shalersville on Feb. 8, according to Portage County Prosecutor Victor Vigluicci.

At the time, she already was on probation after being convicted of stealing a firearm in July 2010.

Vigluicci said Leventry's father told Portage County sheriff's deputies two guns went missing from his gun locker. He told detectives his daughter had stolen his belongings in the past and sold them to feed her addiction to prescription painkillers, according to Vigluicci.

After the crime, Leventry took her child, 19 months old at the time, and fled to Shreveport, La. She was arrested there on March 3 and brought back to Ohio to face trial.

Leventry's co-defendant, Jodi B. Kollman, now 20, of Mantua Township, pleaded guilty to grand theft, a third-degree felony, in June.

Enlow sentenced her to 15 months in prison for the theft, along with one year concurrent to that sentence for violating her probation on a fourth-degree felony drug trafficking conviction from December 2011.

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Contact this reporter at 330-298-1128 or dobrien@recordpub.com

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