Man accused of stealing credit card during suspected burglary

Cary Ashby • Jun 16, 2014 at 8:21 AM

A Willard man charged with burglary must post a $15,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail.

If convicted, Peter H. Clark Jr., 35, of 4270 Broad St., faces nine months to three years in prison. The third-degree felony is in connection with a recent suspected incident.

"He broke into a residence. He's familiar with the occupant of the residence. He stole a credit card and used the credit card at several different locations," Norwalk Assistant Law Director Scott Christophel said.

The Huron County Sheriff's Office handled the burglary investigation.

"He made three ATM withdrawals," Christophel said.

The prosecutor said one of the withdrawals happened in Norwalk and the others possibly were outside of Huron County. The transactions totaled slightly more than $120.

Christophel said more charges could be filed against Clark in connection with the theft of credit cards and cash.

"I think he might have a prior theft conviction through Norwalk Municipal Court," Christophel added.

If Clark posts bond, he is prohibited from entering the victim's South Railroad Street, Collins, residence, according to court records. The victim reported the suspected burglary just after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The defendant, who is being represented by the Huron County Public Defender's Office, has a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 13. Clark can waive his right for the state to present evidence and the case would be transferred to Huron County Common Pleas Court to be reviewed by a grand jury.

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