A man accused of stealing a $3,000 ring from a Clark County antique store was sentenced to prison.
Calvin Larkins, 53, pleaded guilty to theft in Clark County Common Pleas Court. He was sentenced to seven months in prison by Clark County Common Pleas Court Judge Douglas Rastatter.
Deputies say Larkins stole a $3,000 ring from Heart of Ohio Antique Center from a display case on April 16.
“He then left the store without paying for anything and left in a maroon vehicle,” the affidavit says. “Clark County Deputies began checking interstate 70 westbound which was the last direction of travel provided by the caller.”
The car was later stopped on I-70 westbound near I-675. Officials credited the antique center’s employees for getting a good look at the car and license plate as it left.
“He stated he did ask the staff to look at a couple or three things, but never purchased anything,” the affidavit says. “He stated they left and headed back towards Cincinnati. He advised he never took anything from the business.”
The man was arrested at that time, the affidavit says, but deputies were unable to locate the ring. Court documents say Larkins hid the ring in his pants until it fell out in an interview room at the sheriff’s office.
Larkins pleaded guilty to theft, a felony in the fifth degree, on May 23. He was sentenced that day. Rastatter gave Larkins credit for time served from the day of the incident on April 16.
He was also ordered to pay court fees and fines, online court records indicate.
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