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Break-in defendant sent to CBCF

Cary Ashby • Feb 21, 2013 at 5:07 PM

A local man admitted to violating his probation and was sentenced to a substance abuse treatment center Wednesday.

Kenneth A. Bodnar, 24, most recently of 18B Gallup Ave., was ordered to spend four to six months in a community-based corrections facility (CBCF). The defendant, whose second child was born last month while was in the Huron County Jail, said he wants help with his substance abuse problem.

"I want to help myself," Bodnar said.

On Aug. 21, he was sentenced to 60 days in jail for breaking and entering. The conviction was for a March 7 incident at a Norwalk tire business.

"He was only on supervision six days when he picked up the new charges," probation officer Jim Zappa said in court.

Bodnar admitted to violating his probation by being found guilty in September of two counts of receiving stolen property through Norwalk Municipal Court. He pleaded guilty Nov. 20 to theft of a credit card in Huron County Common Pleas Court.

Judge Jim Conway also held a sentencing hearing Tuesday for the theft of a credit card case. In addition to the CBCF, the judge ordered Bodnar pursue his GED. Conway placed Bodnar on three years of intense probation in both cases. The defendant is subject to random drug screens.

If Bodnar violates the terms of his probation, he faces one year in prison.

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