Break-in defendant ordered to pay $2,600 to victim

Cary Ashby • May 3, 2014 at 6:07 PM

A Norwalk break-in defendant must pay $2,600 in restitution to the male victim during his three years of basic probation.

Kyle W. Strong, 25, of 270 E. Ohio 61, will be supervised on a high level. The defendant was fined $250 Wednesday. His probation officer has the discretion of when to impose a 90-day jail term on the work release program or can ask the court to waive the sentence if Strong does well on community control sanctions.

"The defendant is not prison eligible," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said. "The defendant has agreed to make restitution. He is employed; it's a good job. He's on the right track."

Strong has been attending AA meetings and has a sponsor.

"You have made a good start, Mr. Strong. Good luck to you," Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway said at the end of Wednesday's hearing.

In March, Strong pleaded guilty to breaking and entering in exchange for prosecutors dismissing one count each of safecracking and theft of drugs. His conviction is for an Oct. 12 incident at a Bellevue animal hospital.

If Strong violates the terms of his probation, he faces one year in prison.

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