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Norwalk resident with lengthy criminal record avoids jail time

Cary Ashby • May 16, 2012 at 1:00 PM

A Norwalk resident with a lengthy criminal history avoided jail time Tuesday, but was sentenced to three years of intensive probation.

Kenneth G. Smiley, 39, of 92 Grove Ave., has paid all but $60 of his $956 in restitution for his receiving stolen property conviction. After being arrested May 29, he posted bond, having served 48 days in the Huron County Jail.

Admitting his record is "kinda bad," Smiley told the court he realizes the decisions he's made affect not only him, but also his two daughters. He lives with one daughter while the other lives in Cleveland, but spends every other weekend with her. Smiley said he enjoys spending time with his daughters after coming home from work

He also thanked Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway for giving him time to pay restitution; he's responsible for the remaining $60.

To find out what Conway told him, as well as to read other comments and details about the case, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Reflector.

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