GALLIPOLIS — A Point Pleasant man who allegedly entered a Gallia County man’s home last September, kidnapped and held him for ransom was recently sentenced in the Gallia County Court of Common Pleas.
David N. Maynard, 28, was recently sentenced to 24 months of community control after entering a guilty plea to one count of attempted burglary.
Maynard was originally charged after he, as well as Brittany S. Mullins, 21, Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., allegedly entered the home of Cory Taylor, 20, Gallipolis, and kidnapped him on September 11, 2011.
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 Kanauga, 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 [Mullins and Maynard] told the Defendant to start making some calls and come up with the money he took from them the night before.”
The victim later told investigators, according to the complaint, that the suspects tied him up by the wrists with a telephone cord while in the apartment.
Taylor later, reportedly, arranged for his grandparents to bring the suspects an undisclosed amount of cash. He was later released unharmed to his grandfather in a parking lot along W.Va. Route 2 South in Mason County after the money was handed over to the suspects.
Maynard and Mullins were later arrested by detectives with the Gallia County Sheriff’s office and transported to the sheriff’s office.
Taylor was also arrested after the incident on unrelated warrants through the municipal court for theft and driving under suspension.
Maynard later entered a guilty plea to attempted burglary, a fourth degree felony and lesser offense than burglary, during a hearing on January 18. He was initially scheduled to appear for a plea hearing on January 13, but failed to appear.
In consideration of the defendant’s guilty plea, count two of the indictment, kidnapping, was dismissed. He was further ordered to have no contact with Cory Taylor, ordered to perform 500 hours of community service, pay court costs and supervisory fees and be evaluated by spectrum outreach services, among other stipulations.
On February 7, Mullins also pleaded guilty to one count of attempted burglary. She is scheduled to appear at 10 a.m. on February 29 in the common pleas court for sentencing.