OHIO VALLEY — A Mason County woman sentenced early last year after she allegedly entered a Gallia County man’s home in 2011, kidnapped and held him for ransom, was recently sent to prison after her probation was revoked.
Brittany S. Mullins, 22, Point Pleasant, was sentenced in the Common Pleas Court of Gallia County last week to 17 months in the Ohio Reformatory for Women for attempted burglary, a third degree felony, after she was found guilty of numerous probation violations.
Mullins was originally charged after she, as well as David N. Maynard, 29, Point Pleasant, allegedly entered the home of Cory Taylor, 22, Gallipolis, on September 11, 2011, and kidnapped him.
According to the original complaint filed with the Gallipolis Municipal Court, Maynard and Mullins traveled to the home of the victim, located on Bailey Street in the Kanauga-area of Gallia County, where they allegedly kicked in the front door. The victim then reportedly ran through the back door of the residence and was tackled soon thereafter by the suspects. Taylor was then allegedly placed in Mullins’ car.
The complaint states that the victim was then transported back to the suspects’ apartment in Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., and, while there, “they told [Taylor] to start making some calls and come up with the money he took from them the night before.”
The victim later told investigators that, while in the apartment, the suspects tied him up by the wrists with a telephone cord.
Taylor reportedly called his grandfather who agreed to meet Mullins and Maynard with the money at a parking lot along W.Va. Route 2 South in Mason County.
After the undisclosed amount of cash was handed over to the suspects, Taylor was released to his grandfather.
Mullins and Maynard were later arrested by deputies with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office and jailed.
Both suspects were later indicted and charged with one count of burglary and one count of kidnapping following the incident.
In January 2012, Maynard pleaded guilty to attempted burglary and was sentenced in February to 24 months of community control and was further ordered to have no contact with Cory Taylor or his residence on Bailey Street.
Maynard remains under the supervision of the common pleas court adult probation department.
Mullins also later pleaded guilty to attempted burglary and was sentenced last March to two years of probation. She was also ordered to have no contact with Taylor or his property.
On January 18 of this year, a warrant was issued for Mullins’ arrest as it was believed that she had absconded supervision.
Mullins was arrested on January 22 and violations filed in this case on January 23 state that the defendant was arrested by the sheriff’s office for theft and obstruction and failed to contact her probation officer, had a homemade pipe on her person when arrested for obstructing, had failed to make 18 office visits, maker her monthly payment, and failed to show proof of starting a GED program, among other violations.
The defendant was arraigned on the violations and was later released on an own recognizance bond.
During last week’s final hearing in this case, the defendant’s community control was revoked, and she was ordered to serve a total of one year and five months in prison. She was given credit for 31 days served along with future custody days awaiting transportation to a state prison.
She was ordered to pay the costs of prosecution.