Defendants plead innocent to separate felonies

Cary Ashby • May 2, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Two defendants entered "not guilty" pleas Monday to separate suspected crimes.

Joshua E. Bodnar, 34, of 64-A W. Seminary St., is charged with burglary in connection with a March 30 incident. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said the victims were in the process of moving from the occupied residence, but they weren't there when the suspected offense happened.

If convicted, Bodnar faces nine months to three years in prison. He must post 10 percent of a $10,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail. His trial date is June 26.

In a separate case, Amy L. Lykins, 31, of 61-B N. Hester St., is charged with theft of checks in connection with a March 17 incident. If convicted, she faces six to 12 months in prison. Her trial date is July 1.

Lykins is eligible for a prison term because she has a prior felony conviction. She has two separate convictions -- trafficking in heroin and attempted tampering with evidence.

In late July, Lykins was sentenced to serve about five months in prison for testing positive for multiple drugs during a drug screen at the jail. The offense was a probation violation.

On Monday, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway released her on a personal recognizance bond, meaning she signed a court document saying she promised to show up for future hearings.

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