A local man is being held without bond in connection with an alleged probation violation.
Todd R. Brown, 32, of Plymouth, is accused of being discharged unsuccessfully from a community-based corrections facility. A CBCF is a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.
Brown was one week from graduating from Crossweah when he was kicked out for a "verbal-type altercation," Huron County Public Defender David Longo said. He said he assumed his client was discharged because CBCF officials didn't have time to give Brown an in-house sanction because of how long he'd been there. Defendants spend four to six months in a CBCF.
Longo said Brown is a good candidate to remain on probation because he has a possible job near his father's home, a good support system and plans to enroll in the University of Phoenix. The public defender also credited Brown with getting a significant amount of benefit from his time at the CBCF and said it's possible officials could re-accept him.
Brown's underlying conviction is theft of a firearm. The Huron County Sheriff's Office investigated the Sept. 18, 2012 incident on Baseline Road in Greenwich Township. Brown was arrested later at a Mansfield hotel, where a detective located him with the help of the Mansfield Police Department. Authorities recovered several stolen firearms and a large amount of cash.
He is scheduled to return to court Nov. 18.