Lawyer says defendant's brother threw his client 'under the bus'

Local man accused of breaking into pole barn is fined and put on probation.
Cary Ashby
Apr 19, 2014

The attorney for a Willard man who broke into a Greenwich pole barn said his client took responsibility for what he did, but he suspects his client's brother was the main culprit.

Timothy A. Brant, 33, most recently of 324 Keefer St., was fined $500 for breaking and entering.

Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway ruled Brant will be supervised at a high level during his three years of basic probation and his probation officer has the discretion of when to impose a 90-day jail sentence. The judge said Brant could be on the work release program, but if he doesn't have a job, the sentence would start immediately. The defendant said he had roofing job, which was scheduled to start Wednesday -- the same day as his sentencing hearing.

Brant's conviction is for a July 24 break-in when he was on probation through Norwalk Municipal Court. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff has said the owner set up a camera system which caught Brant in the act. The victim's ladders were recovered later.

Brant and his brother each were arrested. However, Huron County Public Defender David Longo said only his client was prosecuted and accused the brother of throwing Brant "under the bus."

"This Mr. Brant was the less culpable of the two," Longo added.

The defendant earlier served 48 days in the Huron County Jail for the break-in. If he violates his probation, he faces one year in prison.

"I'm very sorry for what happened," Brant told the judge.

Comments

Yall Make Me Sick

He's so proud of himself!

tadpole

He needed those ladders for his new woofing job.

J Cooper

The Brant clan one of the first families of the Huron County criminal justice system frequent flyer program..

Think9

Were they using a 4 by 8 foot trailer with wooden 2 by 4's? This group still owes my buddy $100 dollars for this trailer, and until now, we had given up. Black frame, two by four's on floors and sides. Staples in the wood from stapling plastic to it. Guy who took it had a huge multitude of bites on his body from probably fleas. I'd either like it back, or a photo of it burning. Went by the name of Vinnie on Facebook.

Lloyd Christmas

This guy has been a real piece since junior high...

#WORTHLESS

Princess30

let me tell you something my brother is not worthless just because he did wrong everyone makes mistakes so you better keep your mouth to yourself and maybe you are the one that is a piece of work

Whoopball

Is this the same Brandt that killed his brother in a drunken car crash on Ridge Road?

Yall Make Me Sick

Yes, he's the sameone who was driving drunk & his brother was the passenger & who was pronounced dead on the scene. Winner winner chicken dinner. He's a pure idiot!!!!

Princess30

no he is not the one driving for your information see you thought you knew something jeff collins was driving and he was in the passenger seat so and the justice was not done on the accident so dont bring up my brothers accident if you dont know what you are talking about you piece of crap

Princess30

no he is not the one driving for your information see you thought you knew something jeff collins was driving and he was in the passenger seat so and the justice was not done on the accident so dont bring up my brothers accident if you dont know what you are talking about you piece of crap

Yall Make Me Sick

Little miss princess you should correct the Norwalk Reflector NOT me that's where I got my info from. You are the piece of crap trying to act bad on a internet site. Do the crime do your time. You've hot to be so proud of him.

Yall Make Me Sick

Please DON'T repeat yourself it's annoying.

Princess30

my one brother got killed and this one got life flighted because of jeff collins was driving the car and he was drunk and justice was not done right by huron county and he was let go free my brother was not driving so ppl need to shut there mouth

mcgoff01

Seems guilty by association, did your convict brother not have the brains to not get in the car or stop the driver from killing someone??

Justify that.

WATCHED_1s

It's hard telling. They are like roaches, there are so many lol. And most are trouble.

J Cooper

You owe roaches an apology.

Luiza88

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