MOUNT VERNON — According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, Dale A. Woody, 24, was sentenced to a four-year prison term Tuesday for 16 felony convictions.
Woody was convicted of two counts of possessing stolen firearms, one count of possessing weapons while under legal disability due to a prior aggravated assault conviction, complicity to commit petty theft and complicity to commit felony theft, three counts of receiving stolen property, and eight counts of breaking and entering. Woody was also convicted of a firearms specification for possessing firearms while committing the offenses.
Thatcher said he was sentenced to a mandatory one-year prison sentence for the firearms specification that must be served consecutively with and prior to all other prison sentences.
According to the indictment, between August 2009 and February 2010, Woody passed checks and sold stolen firearms in Knox County that he obtained in burglaries committed in Ashland, Licking and other counties. Woody was convicted of burglary and related charges in Licking County, on June 29, and in Ashland County, on July 6. Thatcher said Licking County sentenced Woody to 11 1/2 years and Ashland County sentenced Woody to five years in prison.
Mount Vernon Police Department detectives Craig Feeney and Dave McElroy and Knox County Sheriff’s Office Detective Sgt. Roger Brown investigated.