An area man accused of stealing from the elderly has been indicted by a Huron County grand jury.
Cody M. Bruner, 23, of Shelby, pleaded innocent this week in Huron County Common Pleas Court. He has a trial set for July 18.
He is charged with theft from the elderly in connection with an incident between March 4 and April 1. He also faces grand theft stemming from an offense between March 21 and April 5 and theft in connection with an April 19 incident.
Hearing from a prosecutor that Bruner reportedly has "a significant drug problem, Judge Jim Conway ordered the defendant to undergo random drug screens as part of his $5,000 bond.
"He's a bonafide first-time offender," Huron County Public Defender David Longo said.