Man with stolen cycle sent to prison

LISBON – A Youngstown man was sentenced to a lengthy stay in prison following a jury trial on Friday.

Christopher Hamrick of Youngstown was convicted by the jury for receiving stolen property in the Jan. 21 theft of a 2003 Honda CR 250 motorcycle in Salem.

Columbiana County Common Pleas Judge Scott Washam imposed the sentence on the basis of Hamrick’s criminal history, including several failed attempts on probation.

Hamrick’s attorney, Richard Hura, had requested a six month sentence but Washam opted for 16 months following Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Weikart’s request.

Weikart made the request based on Hamrick’s criminal conduct, reported lack of remorse and extensive criminal history, which includes seven theft-related felony convictions, six theft-related misdemeanor convictions and three misdemeanor drug convictions.

Hamrick maintains his innocence and plans to appeal the conviction, according to Hura.