Man arraigned after avoiding arrest for 18 months

Harland Hanshaw

A Georgesville man appeared in court Monday after almost a year-and-a-half with an arrest warrant out in Madison County.

Harland Hanshaw, 29, was arraigned on a single count of complicity to burglary in Madison County Common Pleas Court. He is charged for reportedly assisting with a break-in on Jan. 1, 2014.

Hanshaw is accused of helping William Boyd, 37, of Columbus, break into a home on West Jefferson-Kiousville Road in West Jefferson, according to a report from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

Boyd was sentenced to four years in prison in March 2014 for a single count of burglary, according to court records.

Hanshaw was recently transported from Ross County Jail in Chillicothe. He said in a letter to the court that he was unaware that he had a warrant out in Madison County.

He also said in the letter that at the time of the incident, he was unaware Boyd was committing a burglary. He said he only drove Boyd to the house to buy drugs for both of them.

Judge Eamon Costello ordered a $100,000 cash surety bond for Hanshaw. Mike Murray was appointed to represent him.

Hanshaw’s informal pretrial hearing is currently scheduled for July 20.

Brandon Semler can be reached at 740-852-1616, ext. 1615 or via Twitter @BrandonSemler.