Prison ordered in crime spree


By Rachel Lloyd - rlloyd@aimmedianetwork.com



Kyle Reigelsperger, left, speaks on his own behalf to Judge Jonathan Hein in Darke County Common Pleas Court Thursday afternoon before his sentencing. He is shown with his attorney, David Rohrer.

Kyle Reigelsperger, left, speaks on his own behalf to Judge Jonathan Hein in Darke County Common Pleas Court Thursday afternoon before his sentencing. He is shown with his attorney, David Rohrer.


GREENVILLE — A Greenville man was sentenced to prison Thursday in Darke County Common Pleas Court for his drug-motivated crime spree earlier this year.

Kyle A. Reigelsperger, 31, of Greenville, was indicted by a Grand Jury in July in three different cases, burglary, a third-degree felony (F-3), and theft, a fifth-degree felony (F-5), for a burglary at the residence of John E. O’Reilly on June 30; grand theft, F-3, for the theft of a firearm during the period of March 1 through April 1, and two counts of receiving stolen property (firearm), F-4, for incidents March 30 and April 1; and misuse of a credit card and theft, both F-5.

He was indicted in June on theft, theft of drugs and two counts of burglary.

Reigelsperger entered guilty pleas in September on three counts of burglary, all felonies of the third degree; two counts of receiving stolen property, fourth-degree felony offenses; and one count of misuse of a credit card belonging to an elderly person, a fifth-degree felony.

Judge Jonathan Hein sentenced Reigelsperger to 12 months in prison, with credit for 106 days served. He also was ordered to pay $850 restitution.

Assistant County Prosecutor Deborah Quigley had recommended 24 months in prison, noting that Reigelsperger and his then-girlfriend had gone on a “crime spree” to pay for their drug habit, using one victim’s home “basically as an ATM,” going back and burglarizing it repeatedly and pawning the stolen goods for drug money.

Reigelsperger’s attorney, David Rohrer, recommended a treatment program. He acknowledged that the defendant’s actions did constitute a “crime spree,” but he’d had no previous felony record.

The defendant spoke on his own behalf, saying he fully intended to pay restitution, adding, “I just need a chance to get my life back together.”

Hein acknowledged the lack of a felony history, but he said, “The number of victims involved was pretty much what drove the decision (to impose prison time) for me.”

Kyle Reigelsperger, left, speaks on his own behalf to Judge Jonathan Hein in Darke County Common Pleas Court Thursday afternoon before his sentencing. He is shown with his attorney, David Rohrer.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2015/10/web1_Reigelsperger.jpgKyle Reigelsperger, left, speaks on his own behalf to Judge Jonathan Hein in Darke County Common Pleas Court Thursday afternoon before his sentencing. He is shown with his attorney, David Rohrer.

By Rachel Lloyd

rlloyd@aimmedianetwork.com

Reach the writer at 937-569-4354 or on Twitter @RachelLloydGDA.

Reach the writer at 937-569-4354 or on Twitter @RachelLloydGDA.