Amherst man pleads guilty to burglary, kidnapping


ATHENS, OH (AP) — An Amherst man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple felony charges.

Jonathan Lukachko, 20, of Amherst, Ohio, entered a guilty plea on June 19 to charges of burglary, kidnapping, possession of hashish and assault.

The charges against Lukachko stem from an Oct. 31, 2014, incident where he committed the act of burglary by entering a dorm room in Brough House to commit a theft offense.

According to Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn the kidnapping offense relates to Lukachko treating the victim and not letting her leave the room. He was also found to be in possession of hashish at the time of his arrest.

Judge Patrick Lang sentenced Lukachko to four years and 11 months in prison. Lukachko will be subject to a mandatory term of three years of post-release control upon his release from prison.

According to the plea agreement, the state will not oppose judicial release after Lukachko has been incarcerated for two years pending favorable reports.

This case was investigated by the Ohio University Police Department.