Glouster Man Sent To Jail For Violating Community Control

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WOUB Staff Writer


Updated Tue, Mar 4, 2014 1:25 pm
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Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail
Robert Degarmore, of Glouster, Ohio

Robert Degarmore, the Glouster man who used Paul E. Roberts' credit card after Roberts died, was found in violation of his community control and sent to prison Tuesday, according to a release from Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn.

Degarmore, 52, had his community control revoked and was sentenced to 18 months in prison, but will receive jail credit in excess of a year for time he has already served. 

“Degarmore was found to have violated the terms of his Community Control for violations including being complicit to being in possession of a credit card that did not belong to him and that he did not have permission to possess; receiving gas using Paul E. Roberts’s credit card without permission; associating with Paul J. Roberts, who was under indictment and awaiting sentence; helping scrap Paul E. Roberts’s hot water heater; transporting a stolen pool table; and admitting to using heroin on two different occasions,” Blackburn said in the release.

Degarmore was originally indicted for aggravated trafficking in drugs, which is a fourth-degree felony. 

Paul J. Roberts, the son of Paul E. Roberts, is still awaiting trial on murder charges. He was sentenced to a year in jail in December on theft charges.

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