Burglar pleads guilty

Man pawned a laptop computer he stole from a Norwalk home.
Cary Ashby
Aug 29, 2013

 

A convicted burglar pleaded guilty Tuesday to pawning a laptop computer he stole from a Norwalk home he entered with an accomplice.

David A. Reed, 33, of 21 W. League St., will be sentenced Oct. 10 for an amended charge of burglary.

The conviction is for a June 8 incident investigated by the Norwalk Police Department. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said Reed and another man entered a State Street home, stole a laptop plus some other items and sold the computer for cash at a local business.

Reed told police "he was tricked by another individual ... but admitted he entered the residence without authorization," Leffler told Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway.

Huron County Public Defender David Longo had a different spin on the circumstances. He said Reed "maintained" the other man, who lived near the victims, went in first and his client didn't intend to follow-through with the burglary, but he did enter the residence.

"He's the less culpable of the two, but it's still a crime," Longo told the judge.

Attorneys have referred to the other suspect as an "unindicted co-conspirator." Reed is prohibited from having any contact with the man if he posts bond.

Reed remains in custody at the Huron County Jail in lieu of posting 10 percent of $5,000.

Comments

Scranton Tibbs

"I was tricked" ...that's a new one. Was he also "tricked" into selling the stolen item? Another bs excuse by a worthless thief. It's a shame nobody was home and armed when this Colin Powell look alike decided to go shopping. Trickery would have been the least of his problems. Enjoy your jail time loser.

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swiss cheese kat

Burglars should accept the risk of being shot at.

oneandonly

To bad the lady that lives there was taken to hospital by. EMS That night and this guy even wrote a statement

dburkett3

I had to create an account because of this story. I am so sick of seing peoples comments on here that just like to run their mouths and no nothing about the people in the story. Not a single one of you people know Dave as a person! No Dave isn't the brightest person in the world, but I worked with Dave at Bob Evans there in NOrwalk for a year and you won't find too many people that work as hard as he does and knowing Dave the way I do he was probably lied to about what was really happening and was tryin to help the guy out because he's also a good person at heart that would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. I would love one time for any of you 3 to have a questionable decision you made in life made public in the newspaper and let people just like you sit back and judge you the way you do people and see how much you enjoy it!

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swiss cheese kat

Cry me a river.

Scranton Tibbs

I've made questionable decisions in my life, but this isn't about ME. I have never robbed someone, nor fenced their stuff. So you go ahead and stick up for this guy, he comes in my house looking for something to steal, I'll put a cap in his a$$.

AEversole

Well said dburkett

AEversole

He still looks like Colin Powell Though. If he truly was tricked,con 'd, or preyed on because of a disability, hopefully the judge will get to the bottom if it. What sucks as a cop you still have to charge him for being in a house without permission. Hopefully the prosecutor and judge can determine if someone took advantage of a slow or disabled victim, and if so, that's super super low of his co defendant to use a handicapped dude to do the dirt and take the fall...grow a pair

swiss family

how do you get "tricked" into breaking into someone else's home when they are away and stealing a laptop computer, and them selling it??? I am sorry but I think no matter how smart you are or aren't.. you would have to feel like something was not right at sometime during this crime... heck even a second grader at some point in this would tell you that something seemed wrong.. in my opinion

itsnotme

Well...maybe the other person told him the computer and other items were his and he was just picking them up when no one was home. If this person is mentally disabled I can see that being one scenario. I

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Oh yeah he went and picked up the other persons stuff And then he went straight to the pawn shop.

itsnotme

The person that was with him could have said it was his stuff...and if it is his stuff, he can go sell it. Not saying this happened...but if the guy in the article is mentally challenged, I can buy it went something like that.

oneandonly

I was woke up to this by the lady that lives there that night and Dave and the other guy knew she was taken to the hospital. And the other guy was from another State

Just cause

This guy is not as handicapped as this person would like you to think. It's not his first time being caught taking something that wasn't his. Look him up and you'll see he was arrested for shoplifting at Gardners