Joshua Butler. Contributed photo.

A former Masury man has been sentenced to jail for a misdemeanor charge of theft.

Joshua A. Butler, 32, of the Mercer County Jail, was initially charged with felony theft, but pleaded guilty to the reduced charge on April 26.

Judge Andrew Logan sentenced Butler to 180 days in jail on Sept. 20.

A co-defendant, Jason S. Ost, 33, was sentenced in March to 180 days in jail. Butler and Ost also were ordered to pay $3,050 restitution.

Brookfield police received a report June 27, 2020, from the victim’s daughter. She said two young men had been coming to her father’s home in the 1100 block of Route 7 and taking money, police said. The victim has a mental health issue, police said.

The latest incident had occurred earlier that day, she said. One of the men had left a cigarette pack at her father’s house, and a neighbor had recorded video, police said.