Church break-in defendant served with drug charges

Cary Ashby • Apr 10, 2013 at 1:07 PM

The former Bellevue man came to court Monday for a probation violation -- and was served with a drug-related indictment.

Dylan J. Natole, 24, will go to trial June 27 on three counts of trafficking in oxycodone. The three felonies are in connection with controlled drug buys coordinated by the Bellevue Police Department on July 23, Aug. 23 and Oct. 2.

Bob McDowell, the investigator for the Huron County Prosecutor's Office, served Natole with the secret indictment Monday afternoon before his probation violation hearing. The indictment was filed Feb. 25.

Natole has been on probation since April 22, 2008, when he was sentenced to 75 days in the Huron County Jail on the work release program. Convicted of breaking and entering, the defendant had two years added to his probation in January 2011.

"It looks like he stole a bunch of musical instruments," Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said.

On Oct. 5, 2007, Natole and two adult accomplices broke into a Bellevue church and stole two vintage guitars. Afterward, they took the instruments to a Sandusky pawn store, where the owner kept them stored in the back because he suspected police would be searching for the unique guitars, prosecutors have said.

Natole was ordered to pay about $3,500 in restitution to several people. Kasper said the man is accused of violating his probation by failing to pay the remaining $500.

"This is actually his fourth violation of probation. He did some additional jail time and a CBCF," Kasper said.

Defendants spend four to six months in CBCF, a community-based corrections facility, a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.

Natole admitted Monday there was probable cause for the probation violation.

"The defendant was summoned to court," said Kasper, who requested a $10,000 bond with the provision of random drug screens.

Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway ordered Natole to be held without bond in the Huron County Jail until his next hearing, on May 6.

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