Man pleads to break-in

Pair accused of entering occupied structure and committing a theft.
Cary Ashby
May 16, 2014


An accused burglar pleaded guilty to an amended felony Tuesday.

Bellevue resident Christian N. Lewis, 22, of 318 Belle Ave., was convicted of breaking and entering. He faces six to 12 months behind bars when he is sentenced June 25.

In mid-December, a Huron County grand jury indicted Lewis on burglary, a third-degree felony, which is punishable by nine months to three years in prison. He earlier posted 10 percent of a $15,000 bond.

His accomplice, Paige L. Richards-Faste, 23, of 617 E. Center St., Bellevue, pleaded guilty in early April to burglary, which was amended to a fourth-degree felony. Her sentencing date is June 18.

The pair are convicted of a Sept. 30 incident investigated by the Bellevue Police Department. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff has said the defendants "went into an occupied structure and committed a theft."

Richards-Faste remains out on a personal recognizance bond. That means she signed a court document in which she promised to appear for future hearings without having to post any money.