Third in burglary ring pleads guilty

The third of three men charged in connection with a late 2018 burglary crime spree has pled guilty for his involvement.

Jack E. Ferry, 43, 3 New St., Warren, entered pleas at a total of eight separate dockets before President Judge Maureen Skerda.

Ferry entered pleas to a total of 13 charges that carry maximum sentences of roughly 47 years and fines totaling about $75,000.

The charges include four counts of receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, driving while under suspension, two counts of theft by unlawful taking, three counts of loitering and prowling at night time, criminal trespass – enter structure and conspiracy (burglary).

In walking Ferry through the plea, Skerda identified the specific conduct that was the basis for the plea. Those offenses included stolen yard equipment, possession of methamphetamine, three bicycles stolen from a Duncan Blvd. residence in Pleasant Township, a chainsaw stolen from 125 Canton St., a stolen leafblower, stolen tools and trespass into a garage at 5 Ruhlman St., and a burglary charge at a separate Duncan Blvd. residence.

The co-defendants in the case, Matthew Porter and Steven Amon, have already pled and been sentenced.

Porter will spend two years in state prison and was sentenced to seven years probation, over 800 hours of community service and over $15,000 in fines, fees, and restitution.

Amon received a county prison sentence that includes VA inpatient drug treatment, 14 years probation and over $10,000 in fines, fees, and restitution.