Plea bargain pending in Fitchville home invasion case

Defendant has until Friday to accept offer.
Cary Ashby
Sep 25, 2013


A Norwalk man accused of being involved in a Fitchville Township home invasion has until Friday to accept the state's final plea offer.

Jeremy M. Sax, 34, is charged with robbery, aggravated burglary and tampering with evidence in connection with a March 1 incident. His trial in Huron County Common Pleas Court is scheduled for Oct. 1 and is expected to last three or four days.

"We offered a five-year (prison) sentence with transitional control. That has been turned down," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said at Monday's pre-trial hearing. "We're willing to leave it open until Friday."

Sax and defense attorney Sarah Nation confirmed they had turned down the prosecutor's offer earlier.

"I've only been offered one offer over the last seven months," Sax told Judge Jim Conway.

Leffler said the state offered no deal for the male victim.

"There were some charges pending in juvenile court at the time of victimization," he said.

Sax's sister, Treva M. Campbell, 30, of 38 Newton St., is a co-defendant in the case. She is the girlfriend of a third accomplice, Norwalk resident Larry Thornsberry, 36.

Campbell, in late April, pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence. As part of a plea deal, the state dismissed one count of burglary. Prosecutors have said Campbell is expected to testify against her brother. She will be sentenced Oct. 9.

Thornsberry pleaded guilty in April to burglary and attempted tampering with evidence. His sentencing hearing was scheduled for today; however that was pushed back until Oct. 30.

Campbell drove Sax and Thornsberry to the victim's home, where Thornsberry grabbed the victim from behind in a choke-hold and Sax repeatedly hit him with a black handgun, prosecutors and the victim have said. After the assault, Campbell drove her accomplices away from the scene and stopped the vehicle so Sax could throw out the weapon.

On March 8, a Huron County Sheriff's Office search team found an airsoft pistol in water under a Jennings Road bridge adjacent to the Fitchville Conservation Club.

The victim went to Fisher-Titus Medical Center to have staples put in his head.

Campbell's defense attorney, Tom Freeman, has denied his client entered the house, but prosecutors have said witnesses placed her at the scene and Campbell, who had been waiting in the car, decided to go inside the victim's house to see what was taking so long.

Investigators determined the situation began to develop when Sax's girlfriend -- a 23-year-old New London woman -- went to her ex-boyfriend's home to retrieve her laptop computer. Charges against her were dismissed later.


Scranton Tibbs

5 years is nowhere near long enough for this bucket of human waste. THIS is the perfect example of a lifetime resident of the penal system.


Yeah, yeah! Whatever!

Scranton Tibbs

Randy? I don't ANY of these people. And I don't want to. I'm just randomly commenting. The only time I see your name on here is when this turd burglar is muggin for the camera. So go pack another bowl, shave your mustache, and STFU.

Scranton Tibbs

Anyway, back to my original comment. Just look at this guy for a minute or two. Now imagine the word "rehabilitation"......laughing yet? I am. Because nothing looks better on your face during a job interview than....wait for it.....TATTOOED FN EYEBROWS! Is this guy gonna get out of jail and go to Duke law school and pass the bar exam, become a pediatrician, or an become outstanding member of the community? I think we all know the answer to that.


I think the tattooed eyebrow remark is one of your best yet! And why are they even considering giving him, or any of them, a plea bargain??? Take it to trial and max these losers out!

Scranton Tibbs

I only speak the truth ;-)


I find it interesting that the girl who started this all...the 23 year old girlfriend...was not charged. Things that make me go hmmmmmm...


She got off by waving her little butt around!


Halloween is approaching. In the garden of evil the stamming will occur. Unless they change.


If ever a mug shot just screams idiot! I think this is it. Lol!




I do remember you were always good. I lived near you when you were little on State St. I believe you were probably just trying to be nice and your brother took advantage. He's always been bad. He pulled a knife on me when I was 11 because I wouldn't kiss him. I think he got sent away for that. I would say that even if you love him, you should stay away from him. You don't want your kids around someone like that. It might be hard, but he has a long history, so I doubt he will change.


Well my name is Diane Darling. I have never drove a get away car. I have never been in the "wrong place at the wrong time" of driving THEIVES. I have never dated a criminal. You never intended to drive the getaway car or stop to allow them to throw the "gun" away? When did you know that it was going wrong? Most of the people that "talk s@$t" are not in trouble with the law. That kinda lets them get away with talking s@$t. I'm not scared of you knowing my name either. I'm not a criminal.

Scranton Tibbs

That's pretty much the best post of all time.


Please just don't make fun of my name....yes that really IS my name. Trust me I have Heard ALL of the jokes.

Scranton Tibbs

I'm not making fun. I don't get what's funny about it. Maybe I'm too old ;-)


Do you know how many times I have heard "Oh-my darling" sung to me?? LOL


Well said!


Now she has removed her comment? Guess she didn't want everyone to know her name anymore??? Oh well. Everyone knows mine now.


LOL, Oh my Darrrrling, OH My Darling, glad you have nothing better to do, then keep checking back, to see who comments on what, Oh My Darling - your a piece of work who only believes what the reflector prints!

Scranton Tibbs

Are you trying to imply that those three gangstas known as "Bad Flag Tattoo" , "Need to Dye My Roots" and "Male Pattern Baldness" are somehow innocent?


You need to get a real life, instead of entertaining yourself by running back and forth to the reflector website

Scranton Tibbs

Isn't that what you're doing? I'm not just entertaining myself. I'm entertaining everyone. I have a life but sometimes I get bored so I do this. Granted I've never been bored enough to spend my downtime piloting Eminem and his posse around to burglarize and beat people but I get by.


Well. You have checked back also. (Pot calling the kettle black) You removed your comment. And you were the one that stated you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Set the record straight. Did you drive the car? Were you there? Find it hard to believe you were arrested if you were NOT there. Must have been some kind of evidence to get you arrested. You knew were the "gun" was.


its kind of interesting that sax is in trouble again and it doesn't surprise me the thornsberry is in the mix also and for his sister to take the stand against her brother, sounds a little off????


i have nothing bad to say about any of these people because i simply do not know them.... but they kinda remind me of the cast off the movie cry baby.... sorry if it offends just saying :)


Just because you have a degree doesn't mean s*h*t! You CHOSE to put yourself in that situation! You CHOSE to live with drug addicts and allow that behavior around your don't deserve to ever have your children back!! I'm sorry but IMO people who condone this type of behavior and enable it are just as GUILTY as the ones who did it! And the witness said you were in the house, they described what you look like!!! So now you wanna testify against your own brother to save your a** my dear are PATHETIC!!!!

Scranton Tibbs

If you hang around the barn yard long enough, you'll start smelling like $hit. While you may value your 2 year degree, and job (which probably won't last long as much as your picture is in the paper), "decent parts of society" don't haul around felons and break into houses and pistol whip people. Maybe this is what YOU do in your spare time, but it's not the norm. I know you're related to Teardrop and all, but you may wanna cut the ties. And really, who uses an Airsoft pistol anyway? That's not gangsta, that's a wanna be white trash trailer park move. Hanging out with trashy wanna be gangsters isn't "being in the wrong place at the wrong time", it's a choice YOU MADE. You burned your own rear end, now it's time to sit on the blister. Quit hanging out with trash, and people won't think you're a loser. But as long as your mug is up there between these two hilljack wannabe trailer park gangters most people are just going to consider you a loser. Sorry. Hopefully you can turn that 2 year degree into a 4 year degree while you're behind bars, where criminals belong. :o)