Burglar sent to prison for probation violations

Cary Ashby • Aug 31, 2013 at 12:07 PM

A burglar was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison Monday for violating his probation.

Troy A. Gordon, 28, of 909 Monroe St., Bellevue, violated his community control sanctions by testing positive for drugs "more than once" since being released from a community-based corrections facility (CBCF), a prosecutor said.

Gordon submitted a urine drug screen July 30, which tested positive for opiates and oxycodone. He also admitted to being "in the company of someone with a known criminal background," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said.

In August 2012, Gordon was ordered to a CBCF -- a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education -- as part of his three years of probation.

The Clyde Police Department encountered Gordon while he was on probation.

According to a report, the officer said he was stopped behind traffic that was waiting for a passing train July 29 and after it cleared, all the other cars moved except for the one driven by Gordon. The officer activated his lights and approached the vehicle.

The officer found Gordon unresponsive, "passed out or OD'd," Kasper said.

"They called a squad to respond," the prosecutor added.

At Monday's hearing, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway followed the joint recommendation of Kasper and Huron County Public Defender David Longo and sentenced Gordon to 30 months in prison.

In late June 2012, Gordon pleaded guilty to one count of complicity to burglary for a string of burglaries in Bellevue. The Bellevue Police Department investigated the case.

Prosecutors said Gordon was the look-out for the March 29, 2012 incident in which the culprits stole bracelets, earrings and other jewelry; he then took the "proceeds" and exchanged the stolen items for cash.

"There was quite a bit of jewelry taken. ... He was able to drive a good bargain (for the jewelry)," Prosecutor Russell Leffler said last year.

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