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Burglar to be screened for CBCF

Cary Ashby • Dec 21, 2012 at 5:11 PM

A convicted burglar will be screened for possible acceptance into a locked-down treatment facility while he waits for his new sentencing hearing.

Joshua A. Lykins, 30, of 81 Townsend Ave., Lot 9, will be sentenced Jan. 15. He was in Huron County Common Pleas Court for his original sentencing hearing Tuesday.

Huron County Public Defender David Longo informed Judge Jim Conway his client recently was sentenced to two 90-day jail terms through juvenile court after he admitted to an unspecified contempt of court offense. There are two covers casing three children.

"He's in jail until May," said Longo, who hoped to get part of Lykins' sentence reduced.

In early November, Lykins pleaded guilty to two amended counts of burglary for incidents on July 24 and Aug. 7. He faces six to 18 months behind bars on each of the fourth-degree felonies.

The Aug. 7 offense happened at a Whittlesey Avenue residence. It's unknown if Lykins knows the victim.

Lykins stole at least $200 worth of money from the residence, Norwalk Police Capt. Dave Smith said earlier.

The defendant turned himself into police Aug. 20. He was transported from the station to the Huron County Jail.

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