Church break-in suspect sent to prison

Local man convicted of drug offense.
Cary Ashby
Jun 19, 2013

A man who was on probation for breaking into a Bellevue church in 2007 was sentenced Tuesday to eight months in prison for a new drug charge.

Dylan J. Natole, 24, of 222 Center St., Bellevue, pleaded guilty to attempted trafficking in oxycodone for a July 12 incident. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed two counts of trafficking in oxycodone in connection with Aug. 23 and Oct. 2 offenses.

Natole must pay $120 in restitution to the Bellevue Police Department for the cost of drug testing. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway, who followed a joint recommendation between the state and defense attorney Ben Chapman, also suspended the defendant’s driver’s license for six months.

In March 2008, Natole pleaded guilty to breaking and entering for helping two male co-defendants steal two guitars from the Bellevue Revival Center. The break-in happened Oct. 5, 2007.

At Tuesday’s hearing, Conway ruled Natole was “unsuccessfully discharged” from probation in the break-in case, court administrator Linda Stower said.