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Huron County grand jury indicts siblings in home invasion

Cary Ashby • Apr 16, 2013 at 1:07 PM

A Huron County grand jury has indicted 14 people, including a brother and sister accused in a March 1 home invasion in Fitchville Township.

Jeremy M. Sax, 34, of Norwalk, faces charges of robbery, aggravated burglary, tampering with evidence and possession of heroin.

His sister, Treva M. Campbell, 30, of Norwalk, faces charges of burglary and tampering with evidence, both in connection with a March 1 incident.

Huron County Sheriff's Detective Josh Querin has said the situation began to develop when Sax's girlfriend -- a 23-year-old New London woman -- went to her ex-boyfriend's home to retrieve her laptop computer.

"Later, Larry (Thornsberry) and Jeremy came into the house without permission and began to assault the victim," Querin said.

Thornsberry, 35, who initially was charged with robbery, burglary and possession of heroin, had his case transferred to Huron County Common Pleas Court for a possible indictment. However, his name was not on the list of those indicted last week.

The victim, during a March 12 hearing in Norwalk Municipal Court, accused Sax of repeatedly hitting him with a black handgun while Thornsberry reportedly grabbed him from behind in a choke hold. The victim testified the assault ended "after about 10 to 15 minutes."

"I went to Fisher-Titus (Medical Center) and had staples put in my head," the man said.

When a prosecutor asked about Campbell's involvement, the victim testified "she came in at the end."

"She told me to give up everything and it will all stop and be over with," the victim said.

On Monday, Sax and Campbell appeared for their arraignment hearings in common pleas court. Both pleaded innocent and received trial dates.

Sax is scheduled to stand trial July 16.

Judge Jim Conway scheduled a May 30 trial for Campbell.

"She's got some drug issues going on," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said Monday about the lifelong local resident.

Sax and Campbell remains behind bars in the Huron County Jail, unable to post bond.

Sax's girlfriend when the alleged home invasion occurred also was charged. However, during her preliminary hearing, Judge John Ridge ruled there wasn't enough evidence against her to continue the proceedings, so those charges were dropped and the case was not presented to a grand jury.

A story about the other 12 people indicted was published in Tuesday's Norwalk Reflector. So you don't miss stories such as this one, sign up for home delivery by calling 419-668-3771 or subscribe to the e-paper (a complete digital replica of each issue) for less than $1 per week and read the full-version of the stories online.

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