GREENVILLE — A Greenville man accused of arson was sentenced to community control and other sanctions following a plea agreement with Darke County Prosecutors.
Tyler M. Byrd, 19, was arrested for breaking and entering and setting a fire at Treaty Mill, 601 Front Street, in Greenville in the early morning hours of November 16. Byrd was arrested by Greenville Police officers later in the morning near Sweitzer Street.
He originally faced a fourth-degree felony charge of Arson and a fifth-degree felony charge of Breaking and Entering. In exchange for pleading guilty, Byrd’s arson charge reduced to a first-degree misdemeanor. He was represented in court by local defense attorney Randall Breaden. Darke County Prosecuting Attorney R. Kelly Ormsby represented the state.
Common Pleas Court Judge Jonathan P. Hein sentenced Byrd to 11 days in jail, with 11 days credited. He was also sentenced to pay $132.21 in restitution, court costs, and perform 75 hours of community service. Byrd will be on community control for up to five years, must attend substance abuse counseling, and will be placed on the state’s Arson Offender Registry.
If he fails to comply by the terms of his probation, Byrd could be sentenced to up to eight months in prison.
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