Suspected burglar indicted in drug-related crime

Addicts steal to support their habit, trading or selling the victims' belongings for drugs, prosecutor says.
Cary Ashby
Oct 29, 2012


A suspected burglar was one of eight defendants indicted Friday by a Huron County grand jury.

Todd R. Brown, 31, of 3915 Henry St., No. 3, Plymouth, was charged with one count each of burglary and theft of a firearm. Huron County Sheriff's Detective John Harris investigated the suspected Sept. 18 incident on Baseline Road in Greenwich Township.

Brown was arrested later at a Mansfield hotel, where Harris located Brown with the help of the Mansfield Police Department. Authorities recovered several stolen firearms and a large amount of cash there.

The items are still being held as evidence.

"They (the firearms) have to be test-fired to make sure they're operable," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said.

After being photographed, the evidence will be released to the owners.

Authorities suspect this was a drug-related crime.

"Like all addicts, they steal to support their habit," Woodruff said. "They trade (victims' belongings) for drugs or sell them for drugs."



He sounds like an EXCELLENT candidate for rehab, IF he says he is sorry and wants to get clean.

hit the road jack

I think we nees to pay for a couple of neck tatoo's first though.

the bull

Nuthin' like wearing a sleeveless t-shirt for your mugshot!!

Brock Lee

a slap on the rist