Xenia teen sentenced to 7 years

By Bill Duffield

February 18, 2014

WILMINGTON — A teenage Xenia man received a seven-year prison term for his part in a July 2013 Clinton County crime spree.

Keenan S. Davidson, 18, was one of four co-defendants charged in a string of local burglaries and thefts. He was found guilty of 23 offenses, including five counts of burglary, four counts of felony theft and one count of grand theft.

He has been at the Clinton County Jail since July 20, 2013 on the multiple charges. While there, “He has been a constant disciplinary problem for the local corrections officers,” stated Clinton County Common Pleas Judge John W. “Tim” Rudduck.

The other co-defendants in the series of property crimes were sentenced previously. Nineteen-year-old Justin D. Noble of Xenia received a 10-year prison term for 35 property crimes in Clinton County. Rudduck in a court document wrote of “Mr. Noble’s unprecedented crime spree in this county.”

Another co-defendant, 24-year-old Jeremiah A. Frank of Blanchester, was sentenced to prison for four years and 11 months. He was found guilty of four burglaries plus theft-related offenses, two of them involving vehicles.

And the remaining co-defendant, 19-year-old John Preston Lee Hartley of Sabina, was placed on community control sanctions for two years. He was convicted of grand theft and theft.

The judge wrote he had to consider the factors in each case “independently of the outcome of the other cases,” and that they were involved “in varying degrees.”

Though only 18, Davidson also has felony convictions in Warren and Logan counties, according to a court paper.

Credit was granted Davidson for 201 days in the county jail.