Burglary accomplice 'left standing by the camper'

Cary Ashby • Dec 12, 2012 at 12:13 PM

A Willard man whom his co-defendant left near a burglary victim's camper was sentenced to 120 days in jail Tuesday.

"I think these were serious matters, but on the other hand, I think he was led astray by his co-defendant," Huron County Public Defender David Longo said.

In October, Dennis A. Myers, 29, of 837 Dale St., pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted burglary. In a plea deal, prosecutors agreed to dismiss one count of theft from the elderly in connection with an April 30 incident. One of the victims was an 89-year-old woman.

On May 4, Myers and his co-defendant, Justin R. Wolf, entered a Bellevue home without permission and stole some jewelry and cash, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Dina Shenker said earlier. When the victim returned and entered her home, she saw a car in a driveway flee the scene.

Wolf ran away and left Myers "standing by the camper," Longo said Tuesday.

"I think he (Myers) does regret the incident," Longo added.

Myers admitted to Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway that the crimes stemmed from a drug addiction.

On Aug. 23, Wolf, 28, of 805 Armstrong Drive, Willard, was sentenced to 120 days in the Huron County Jail and fined $500. He pleaded guilty earlier to attempted burglary.

Both defendants must pay $600 in restitution to one victim and $50 to another as part of their three years of probation.

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