Guyer Admits Stealing From Grandmother

Brandon Robert Guyer will spend at least six months of a one-to-10-year prison sentence for stealing items from his grandmother’s home.

Last week, Ohio County Circuit Judge David Sims sentenced Guyer, 26, of Adena, after Guyer admitted to stealing the items.

As part of a plea agreement between Assistant Ohio County Prosecutor Brian Ghaphery and Assistant Public Defender James Tiu, Guyer will serve six months before returning to court for a Rule 35 sentence reduction hearing.

Ghaphery said at 7:30 a.m. on April 4, Guyer entered his grandmother’s home at 77 Courtland Ave. in Wheeling, and was identified by a witness who saw him carrying items out of the house.

In addition to the jail time, Sims ordered Guyer to make restitution to his grandmother in the amount of $350 for items stolen. Prior to being sentenced, Guyer expressed regret.

“I want to apologize to the victim, ” he said. “I am willing to pay my debt to society and I ask the court to show mercy when I return for a Rule 35 hearing.”

The judge gave Guyer credit for time served since April 4.

As part of the plea agreement, the state dismissed previous charges of joy riding and theft of a cellphone.