Plea deal pending in burglary case

Cary Ashby • Aug 20, 2014 at 1:07 PM

A suspected burglar has a few more days to consider a possible plea deal.

Nicholas Bell, 27, of Akron, is charged with burglary in connection with an Aug. 23 incident. Given that his client was indicted in June, Huron County Public Defender David Longo said Bell feels somewhat like he is being "bull rushed." Longo also said he's had limited contact with Bell since he has been at Oriana House, an in-house substance abuse treatment center. It's unknown why he is there.

Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway said with the schedule of Bell's hearings compared to similar cases, the court actually "is about a month behind."

Conway, at the start of Tuesday's brief hearing, said Longo and Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper have been working on an undisclosed plea deal.

"They have not yet reached a final plea agreement," the judge added.

As a result, Conway scheduled a further, final pre-trial hearing for 10 a.m. Monday. His trial is scheduled to start the next day.

Bell earlier posted 10 percent of a $15,000 bond.

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