Norwalk man faces first-degree felony for hold-up in apartment.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Feb 4, 2013 at 5:07 PM
A Huron County grand jury has indicted a Norwalk man accused of using a gun to rob people in an apartment.
Randy Soto, 21, of 23B Newton St., is charged with aggravated robbery in connection with a Nov. 18 incident at a Newton Terrace apartment.
The first-degree felony, which is punishable by three to 11 years in prison, comes with a firearm specification. That means Soto is accused of using a gun to commit the offense and if convicted, will have three years added to his sentence.
He was one of the 10 defendants who were indicted Friday by a Huron County grand jury.
"He knew one of the victims," said Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff, referring to three young adults.
Woodruff said nobody was injured, but "some money" was stolen. He declined to say how much.
Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Seth Fry investigated the case. Soto was arrested in early December.
"He was identified by one of the victims from a photo line-up and through other means," Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton said.
Soto's original intent for being at the apartment was possibly drug-related, Fulton said, but the suspect "ended up robbing people" of less than $300.
Soto remains locked up in the Huron County Jail.