Man Sentenced To 9 Years For Disarming Deputy, Stealing Vehicle On Way To Jail


A man changed his plea to guilty in connection with stealing a vehicle on the way to jail.

The Athens County Prosecutor's Office said that Richard L. Puckett changed his plea on Monday after being indicted on robbery, theft of a firearm, assault on a peace officer, grand theft of a motor vehicle and escape charges.

According to the prosecutor's office, Puckett, 45, attempted to disarm a deputy, escaped from custody and stole the transport vehicle while being transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail on March 2.

Puckett was sentenced to 9 years in prison for the crimes.
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