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Burglar released early from prison

Cary Ashby • May 5, 2014 at 8:44 AM

A convicted burglar who went to prison for a probation violation was released early Monday.

Former Bellevue resident Troy A. Gordon, 29, is now on three years of parole and will be supervised at a high level while on probation. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway ordered him to obtain and maintain full-time employment and undergo substance abuse counseling. Gordon also is subject to random drug screens and must pay about $6,000 in restitution to three burglary victims.

If he violates the terms of his parole, Gordon faces the remainder of his 30-month sentence.

In late August, he was sentenced to prison for testing positive for drugs multiple times since being released from a community-based corrections facility while he was on probation. Defendants spend four to six months in a CBCF, a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.

Gordon's underlying conviction is complicity to burglary for a string of incidents investigated by the Bellevue Police Department. Prosecutors have 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 it)," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said in 2012.

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