Burglar pleads guilty

Cary Ashby • Nov 8, 2012 at 1:40 PM

A Norwalk man pleaded guilty Monday to stealing a large amount of change from a local man's apartment.

Joshua A. Lykins, 30, of 81 Townsend Ave., Lot 9, was convicted of two amended counts of burglary for incidents on July 24 and Aug. 7.

Lykins entered the Whittlesey Avenue apartment of a male resident and stole "a large quantity of change," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said. Police had estimated the defendant stole at least $200.

The defendant turned himself into the Norwalk Police Department on Aug. 20. After being interviewed by Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton, Lykins was transported to the Huron County Jail.

Lykins, who has been unable to post a $10,000 bond, will be sentenced Dec. 18. He faces six to 18 months behind bars on each of the fourth-degree felonies; Lykins had been indicted on a pair of third-degree felonies.

He will be screened for possible acceptance into a community-based corrections facility, a locked-down facility which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.

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