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Firearm thief confesses to crime

Cary Ashby • May 22, 2013 at 9:07 PM

A Norwalk woman reportedly has confessed to stealing a rifle and handgun from a male victim.

Shauna R. Greaves, 32, of 204 S. Old State Road, is charged with theft of a firearm, which is punishable by nine months to three years in prison. The Huron County Sheriff's Office investigated the case after the male victim reported the theft May 13.

"She knows the victim," Norwalk Assistant Law Director Scott Christophel said without elaborating.

"I suspect she'll be indicted on additional theft-related charges," he added.

Christophel said authorities usually see firearm thefts happen in the context of a burglary and charge suspects with burglary instead of theft of a firearm. In the case of Greaves, he said this theft didn't happen during a burglary, but he declined to elaborate.

Greaves came to the sheriff's office on her own Saturday and confessed at that time, Christophel said. Corrections officers booked her into the Huron County Jail at 11:11 p.m.

A deputy's report doesn't indicate the value of the firearms or how long the victim had owned them. Authorities hadn't recovered them as of press time.

"The investigation continues," Christophel said.

In mid-April, Greaves was arrested during "Operation: Crystal Clear" when authorities from three counties arrested multiple suspects on secret indictments. She was charged with possession of heroin.

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