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Vandalia man pleads guilty to multiple felonies

A 33-year-old Vandalia man has pleaded guilty to burglary, aggravated battery and theft in three separate felony cases.

Timothy M. Shellenbarger appeared in Fayette County on Wednesday, May 30, where Judge Christopher Matoush sentenced him to 8 total years in prison and a one year mandatory supervised release. 

According to online court records, Shellenbarger is to serve 3 years for burglary for a 2022 case, 3 years for aggravated battery from early 2023 and 3 years for Class 3 theft from 2021.

According to charging documents filed with the Fayette County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Shellenbarger “knowingly” entered the mobile office of Johannes Construction Company on West Fletcher Street in Vandalia on Oct. 19, 2022, with the intent to commit a theft.

Another charging document states Shellenbarger committed aggravated battery on Feb. 2, 2023, when he knowingly caused great bodily harm to a male victim by breaking his rib.

In 2021, Shellenbarger was arrested and charged with theft and unauthorized control valued at between $500 and $10,000. According to charging documents, Shellenbarger “knowingly” obtained a black Huffy Cranbrook 49 CC Flying Horse motorized bicycle and intended to deprive the owner of the use or benefit of the property.

As part of the negotiated plea agreement, several charges were dismissed, including criminal damage to property, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, a separate burglary charge and theft.

The sentences are to run consecutively, according to online court documents. Shellenbarger was also ordered to pay fines and other court costs.