Police: Noller strikes again

Burglar out on bond is accused of stealing chicken at grocery store
Aaron Krause
Mar 26, 2013

A convicted burglar out on bond awaiting sentencing is accused of shoplifting chicken at a local grocery store.

Mark A. Noller Jr., 37, of Norwalk, was arrested about 7 p.m. Monday and charged with theft, a first-degree misdemeanor, in connection with the roughly 6:30 p.m. incident at the store.

Police spoke with an employee, who reviewed surveillance and confirmed the theft occurred, Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Seth Fry said. A warrant was issued for Noller's arrest, which happened at a Northwest Street apartment complex.

Noller was taken to the Huron County Jail, where he will remain unless he posts a $5,000 bond. The case was forwarded to the Huron County Prosecutor's office.

Noller pleaded guilty Thursday to burglary, which was amended to a third-degree felony, and breaking and entering. He was to be subject to random drug screens until he is sentenced May 2 in Huron County Common Pleas Court. He

As part of a plea deal, the state agreed to dismiss one theft charge. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler recommended a two-year prison term and having Noller released early into a community-based corrections facility, a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.

"The state would note that would require him to be in prison for six months, maybe seven months," said Leffler, who spoke about the two crimes Thursday.

On Dec. 2, Noller "was using some drugs and doing some foolish things" with several people when he went to an Erie Street home and assisted in taking a 47-inch flat-screen television set, Leffler said.

"Basically, he was cooperative with the Norwalk police when they interviewed him," the prosecutor added.

Police arrested Noller on Jan. 17 -- six days after a Huron County grand jury issued a secret indictment. Authorities have said Noller and Cory B. Smith, 24, of 40B Corwin St., stole some TVs, an iPad, watches and some jewelry when they "hit a couple places in Norwalk."

Smith, in mid-February, pleaded guilty to burglary and theft of a firearm. He will be sentenced April 3.

Noller's breaking-and-entering conviction is for a Dec. 23 incident when he entered an unattached garage.

"The homeowner heard him and confronted him," Leffler said.

When the victim pulled a gun on Noller, the defendant ran away and dropped his cell phone, Leffler said. Police used Noller's cell phone to track him down.

After Thursday's hearing, Judge Jim Conway released Noller on a personal recognizance bond -- part of joint recommendation between the state and defense attorney Nancy Jennings.

Comments

HBK

Duh!!! As if they didn't know???
They must of need him for a bust real fast, but the dumb@ss went and OD'ed first, LOL!!

Loser!!!!

Grateful

NORWALK COURT SYSTEMS HAVE FAILED US




OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL
THE SUPREME COURT OF OHIO
JONATHAN E. COUGHLAN, Disciplinary Counsel
250 Civic Center Drive, Suite 325
Columbus, Ohio 43215-7411
(614) 461-0256
1-800-589-5256
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PLEASE DO YOUR PART AND FILE A COMPLAINT IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET RID Criminal James Conway

mikeylikesit

chicken? I like chicken but I would have went for steak..

benedict

Chicken Truck, Chicken Truck, Just my Luck!! Chicken Truck!!

Whiskey Tango F...

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!!!
Sorry, had to do it.

truthbetold77

he was only out for 4 days lol!! true waste of a human life.

haterwalkme

must of sold all his food stamps and don't want to narc on the other junkies right now had to make sure he got
more dope before he turned in to narcie noller.

haterwalkme

WAY TO GO CONWAY

BaileyOriginally

Put this hardened criminal away! -Release 4 more heroin junkies to make room for him, though.

24productions

This person is "foul".

Sitting In The ...

My goodness we need to fire Conway Lango & Leffler they say hey you snitch we'll release you till your next court date. Who's dumber the snitch or the.three stooges?

Whopper2013

WOW...if people ever needed evidence that this guy was a NARC and an Informant-now they have it. This guy has been arrested how many times in the last few years and he gets released on his own recognizance?

Grateful

NORWALK COURT SYSTEMS HAVE FAILED US


OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL
THE SUPREME COURT OF OHIO
JONATHAN E. COUGHLAN, Disciplinary Counsel
250 Civic Center Drive, Suite 325
Columbus, Ohio 43215-7411
(614) 461-0256
1-800-589-5256
(614) 461-7205 FAX


PLEASE DO YOUR PART AND FILE A COMPLAINT IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET RID Criminal James Conway

Uputwhatwhere7

Thank-you for that information. I will definetly file a complaint!

hookedonnews

I'm not saying we should be soft on crime, but don't all you idiots screaming fire Conway realize that he has to follow state sentencing mandates imposed by Kasich's policies?

Grateful

NORWALK COURT SYSTEMS HAVE FAILED US


OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL
THE SUPREME COURT OF OHIO
JONATHAN E. COUGHLAN, Disciplinary Counsel
250 Civic Center Drive, Suite 325
Columbus, Ohio 43215-7411
(614) 461-0256
1-800-589-5256
(614) 461-7205 FAX


PLEASE DO YOUR PART AND FILE A COMPLAINT IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET RID Criminal James Conway

Grateful

I doubt hes following any guidelines I mean, look at the scum we have to deal with. These are examples of humans who have failed at any attempt to be a civilized citizen and continue to endanger the lives of others.


Honestly I would rather everytime the broke into somewhere a HOMEOWNER would execute these low lives to make an example to the rest of the low life junkies in Norwalk.

Rural Monroeville

WOW....tough comment but makes more sense than allowing these druggies on the street over and over and over again.

Grateful

I personally know the victim of this mans burglary and he destroyed their house and even stomped and broke the kids toys on purpose or no reason other than to do it.


It was him and some other lowlife from another recent bust, and we are all lucky the children were not home alone with the 17 year old babysitter when they kicked the back door in and ransacked it.

Sitting In The ...

@ HookedonNews....Really can you show me the mandate where it clearly states if convicted of burglary and theft of a firearm the judge has no choice but to release you on bond? You know to show me how idiotic I am.

hookedonnews

June 1, 2012

Ohio sentencing reforms already driving down state prison population (and recidivism rate?)

The mantra from one of my all-time favorite movies is "If you build it, they will come." Now, based on a new article from my own Columbus Disptach, I am thinking about talking up a sentencing/prison policy mantra of "If you reform it, they will leave." This article is headlined "Ohio prison population dropping: Sentencing revision seen as successful," and here are excerpts:

Ohio’s revised criminal-sentencing laws are making a difference after six months, diverting hundreds of inmates away from state prisons to less-expensive community programs.

From Oct. 1, 2011, when the new laws took effect, through the end of March this year, 26  percent fewer inmates were imprisoned for child-support-only violations and 180 fewer inmates came to prison for nonviolent fourth- and fifth-degree felonies. As a result, the prison population dropped to 49,846, the lowest since November 2008. The number of prisoners had peaked at 51,278.

The recidivism rate — the number of offenders who return to prison within three years after being released — is at an all-time low, 31.2 percent. That compares with a national average near 50 percent.

Still, Ohio prisons director Gary C. Mohr said yesterday that he isn’t satisfied with the numbers. He had hoped to hit 49,168 inmates by July 1, but that won’t happen. “The impact has been slower than we anticipated,” he said. But Mohr predicts House Bill 86, the much-debated criminal-sentencing overhaul, will show greater results in the coming year.

The provision expected to make the deepest impact has been delayed because of legal complications. It would allow the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to recommend in specific cases that inmates be released after serving 80 percent of their sentence. The inmates must have a record of good behavior and be recommended by prison staff. Cleanup language for the 80 percent provision is included in the omnibus budget review bill about to be signed by Gov. John Kasich.

Saving money is not the only reason the Kasich administration pushed for sentencing reform, but it’s an important one. It costs taxpayers $25,000 a year to house and feed each inmate in a state prison, compared with $5,000 a year for offenders in community corrections facilities.

Another change allows judges to issue what are called “risk-reduction” sentences. That means if inmates have a good record in prison and participate in programs, they qualify to get out early. About 140 offenders have been sentenced under that provision since Oct. 1, Mohr said.

I am very pleased that, a mere six months after enactment, Ohio's sentencing reforms are already helping to ensure that my state taxpayer dollars are not being wasted on expensive prison space to warehouse non-violent offenders. I am also intrigued to see that what strikes me as already a major state prison population reduction in only six months is still less than what Ohio's prison chief had expected by this point.

As the lats part of the title of this post reveals, I think it is a bit too early to assert that Ohio's sentencing reform from just last year itself fully accounts for the all-time low state recidivism rate. Nevertheless, these numbers at the very least provide more encouraging evidence suggesting that we states can (and should be trying to) reduce the size of their prison populations without immediately producing a negative impact on public safety.

hookedonnews

BTW....I'm not saying we should give light sentences. I agree that there seem to be a lot of people cutting deals as informants, etc. I'm saying that many are pointing the finger at the wrong person.

Uputwhatwhere7

Isn't he the one ultimately responsible for sentencing? Isn't he the one giving the lightest sentence? I would like to see the maximum sentence allowed by law to be given for just sixth months in his county. It has been the same people in the paper for the last couple years and I for one am sick of it. It's taking too long for them to overdose so let's just put them in prison for a couple years so we can breath a little easier around here for a while.

swiss family

it might be true that the sentencing has been lightened, but to me the real problem is that the entire "Judicial Team" meaning the Judge and the Prosecutor and his team agree to plea dealing it down to such light crimes, dropping all of the serious crimes that would send the criminals away for a very long time. So the Judge might be following the law by giving light sentences, but if they would STOP Plea Deals all of the time, criminals might actually have to serve time for the multitude of crimes that they actually do, instead of the wimpy Dealt down" skeleton that they are being punished for..

I also see that Norwalk Police are wanting to get their Detective staff back up to where it does a good job of ridding or at least reducing the crime in our area. In my opinion, they could increase the staff % fold, and it wouldn't make a difference to the level of criminals, NOT until the Justice team we are being punished with either is evicted, or they start doing their jobs, and have to return a portion of their salaries every time they make a plea deal...the criminals are flocking here because of our joke of a Justice team, and it has nothing to do with, at this point anyway, with the number of detectives we have on force..

Please... if you are tired of the criminals laughing at us in their own mug shots, because they know how light and reduced their sentence will be , because of out "Justice Team" Please make a report to the Office of Disciplinary Council...1-800-589-5256

HBK

Okay, that maybe true. The Huron County Czar does follow sentencing mandates, but why is he setting his informants free time and time again on the same case? this doesn't happen down in Richland County. Even Erie County with all their problems with serious violant crimes don't have these same type of problems. ECJ has a capacity issue, we all know that. They have been using GPS as a form of detainment, whey can't Huron County? If they would, people would not have the chance to commit new crimes like this joke while they are out on bond. No, the county doesn't want to spend that kind of money, so they just let them out to the streets to commit new crimes. Who pays for it in the end, the public does!!!

arnmcrmn

Conway must go. He is such a softy and lets everyone out on bail, probation, slap on the wrist...etc. Its time to make a change Huron County. Take a minute of your day and call the number listed by Grateful.

Grateful

NORWALK COURT SYSTEMS HAVE FAILED US


OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL
THE SUPREME COURT OF OHIO
JONATHAN E. COUGHLAN, Disciplinary Counsel
250 Civic Center Drive, Suite 325
Columbus, Ohio 43215-7411
(614) 461-0256
1-800-589-5256
(614) 461-7205 FAX

funnyitseems

Boy he has been quite active in the 4 days he's been out. So on Monday morning he OD's on heroin and almost dies and apparently they released him from the hospital the same day and he is out stealing chicken that night? Man I'm moving, having him as a neighbor is bad juju (which is how I know about the OD, his girlfriend told everyone she came in contact with.)

twinmomma2012

His girlfriend is also who called the cops on him and told them he stole chicken so that she could get him locked up so she could pull off stealing money from the guy they were staying with! Word travels fast around Norwalk. Now I do have to say this idiot is def a snitch I mean he has been arrested time and time again and gets out on an OR Bond an agreement between the courts!! WTF That says snitch all over it!!

truthbetold77

he needs to be locked up for a very long time.. which wont happen in this county unfortunately.

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