Second man sentenced in Baxter's Harley-Davidson burglary

Publish Date: 
Jan 11, 2013

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - A second man has been sentenced for his role in burglaries last summer at Baxter’s Harley-Davidson and Bridgeport Equipment & Tool.

William S. Zinn, 30, of Oak Hill, was sentenced Jan. 11 to serve two years in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and correction for a residential burglary and the two business burglaries, according to the Gallipolis Daily Tribune.

Zinn, along with Charles E. Logan, 44, was arrested shortly after an initial investigation of the business break-ins. Both businesses had doors broken in to gain entry.

Logan was caught while fleeing a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol on July 31, 2012. He was riding an orange Harley-Davidson later determined to have been stolen from Baxter’s and was wearing Harley-Davidson clothing. Later that morning, employees at Bridgeport reported a break-in at the store. Deputies later recovered Bridgeport’s property, including a safe, cash, several chainsaws, generators, clothing and other items.

Late in November, Logan was sentenced to serve two-and-a-half years in the state prison system for the break-ins at the two businesses and to pay $917.15 in restitution to Baxter’s.

Zinn pleaded guilty Jan. 4 to two counts of theft for the theft of personal property from Baxter’s Harley-Davidson and Bridgeport Equipment. He was ordered to serve a 12-month sentence for both counts of theft, for a total of two years of incarceration. Zinn was also ordered to pay $2,025.15 in restitution to Baxter’s and $193.31 in restitution to Bridgeport.

Posted by Holly Wagner