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Man with 'significant drug problem' accused of theft from the elderly

Cary Ashby • May 22, 2013 at 2:07 PM

An area man accused of stealing from the elderly has been indicted by a Huron County grand jury.

Cody M. Bruner, 23, of Shelby, pleaded innocent this week in Huron County Common Pleas Court. He has a trial set for July 18.

He is charged with theft from the elderly in connection with an incident between March 4 and April 1. He also faces grand theft stemming from an offense between March 21 and April 5 and theft in connection with an April 19 incident.

Hearing from a prosecutor that Bruner reportedly has "a significant drug problem, Judge Jim Conway ordered the defendant to undergo random drug screens as part of his $5,000 bond.

"He's a bonafide first-time offender," Huron County Public Defender David Longo said.

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