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UPDATE: Grafton man sentenced for stealing fire truck, failing to register as sex offender

Published: Sep. 9, 2020 at 6:27 PM EDT
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Updated Story (3/4/2021, 2:35 PM):

GRAFTON, W.Va (WDTV) - A Grafton man was sentenced on Wednesday for stealing a fire truck and causing thousands of dollars in damages.

Jason Allen Lyons of Grafton was sentenced to 1-10 years for grand larceny of a fire truck and 10-20 years for second offense failure to register as a sex offender. Lyons was sentenced to a total of 11-30 years incarceration.

Lyons was also ordered to pay the fire department $77 thousand in restitution for the damages he caused, according to Prosecuting Attorney John Bord.

Original Story (9/9/2020, 6:27 PM):

Jason Allen Lyons of Grafton allegedly stole a fire truck from the Volunteer Fire Department and caused thousands of dollars in damage on Sept. 5.

A witness claims to have seen Lyons driving the firetruck in a circle around the building and then busting through the gate.

Officials report damage to the fire building garage door as well as damage to the fire truck. Fire Chief Wayne Bell reportedly estimated the damage to the fire truck is around $20,000. The estimate of the damage to the building is around $15,000.

Lyons is currently being held at Tygart Valley Regional Jail and is facing charges of grand larceny, destruction of property, and entry of a building other than a dwelling.

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