More charges for accused M'ville burglar

Suspect confesses to Rural King theft.
Scott Seitz2
Nov 22, 2013

A rural Monroeville man, already charged in a number of recent burglaries, was implicated in three more Tuesday.

Eugene Large, 43, of 2190 E. U.S. 20, currently is facing two counts of complicity to burglary and one count of tampering with evidence due to his alleged involvement in a string of burglaries in Ridgefield Township and Norwalk.

"Eugene has been involved with more cases than he has been charged with," Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Josh Querin said. "Eugene was interviewed regarding to three other cases, two in Norwalk Township and one in Ridgefield Township."

Querin said, presently, Large is facing one theft and five burglary-related charges in Huron County. He added Large evidently was feeling remorseful about his involvement in these other incidents and was willing to speak to detectives about his role.

"Eugene confessed to three other burglaries and the theft of a tool from a construction truck from Rural King," Querin said.

Much of the property stolen during the series of burglaries was traded for prescription pills, he added.

Large and his suspected accomplice, Maria Stallard, 35, same address, were arrested Saturday hiding out in an Avery motel room.

"There was a digital camera seized in the motel room and upon review of the contents of the camera, it was found to be owned by someone from Shiloh in Richland County," Querin said. "We contacted the Richland County Sheriff's Office and that residence was subject to a burglary 10 days ago where the digital camera and television were stolen."

Querin said the Norwalk law director's office is on board with Large's new charges.