A judge has ordered two defendants accused of stealing four handguns not to touch or possess firearms once they are released from jail.
Wellington residents Eric W. Resor, 18, and Eric R. Tamburin, 19, remain in custody at the Huron County Jail on respective bonds of $30,000 and $15,000. Resor was charged with burglary and theft of a firearm while his suspected accomplice faces one count of theft of a firearm.
Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said the two defendants are accused of stealing four handguns worth a total of $1,000 Wednesday from a Butler Road, Wakeman, home. The prosecutor said there were other items stolen, including jewelry and prescription medication, but no charges have been filed in connection with those allegations.
"The investigation suggests Mr. Resor was a guest in the home for some time before the incident," Clifford added.
Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said Resor, originally from Elyria, had stayed at the victim's home sporadically for 10 days before moving in with a Wellington family. Howard interviewed Resor after authorities recovered the firearms in the Lorain County home Thursday morning.
"Resor confessed to the crime and implicated himself in others as well," Howard said without elaborating.
Deputies are trying to determine if there is enough evidence to prosecute a 17-year-old Wellington boy in connection with the firearm thefts.
"He denied any part. He said he as just present" during the offense, Howard said.