Break-in defendant gets probation, 30-day jail term and $500 fine

Defense attorney: "He's working to get back on his feet and get out of his parents' house."
Cary Ashby
Jun 26, 2014

A break-in defendant with a new full-time job will be serving 30 days in jail on the work release program as soon as he is eligible.

Christian N. Lewis, 22, of 318 Belle Ave., Bellevue, also faces a $500 fine and another 60 days of discretionary jail time during his three years of probation. That means his probation officer has the discretion of when to have the defendant serve the time or if Lewis is doing well on community control sanctions, he or she could request the court waive part or all of the sentence.

Lewis, who was credited with serving eight days in the Huron County Jail, started his full-time job about two weeks ago. He also plans on starting a part-time position.

"He's working to get back on his feet and get out of his parents' house," defense attorney Paul Dolce said during Wednesday's sentencing hearing.

Dolce had requested Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway consider giving Lewis discretionary jail time so he could prove he can live a law-abiding life.

In mid-May, Lewis pleaded guilty to an amended fifth-degree felony of complicity to breaking and entering. The Bellevue Police Department investigated the Sept. 30 incident in which a TV reportedly was stolen. A Huron County grand jury indicted Lewis in mid-December on burglary, a third-degree felony, which was punishable by nine months to three years in prison.

If Lewis violates his probation, he faces one year in prison -- the maximum time for the amended charge.

His accomplice, Paige L. Richards-Faste, 23, of 617 E. Center St., Bellevue, faces a 90-day discretionary jail term during her three years of probation. In early April, she pleaded guilty to burglary, a fourth-degree felony.

Comments

mcgoff01

No, Mr. Defense Atty, he's planning ways to break in to other houses and not get caught.

didhejustsaythat76

This guy was caught red handed only because his pregnant deroin addicted girlfriend and him robbed the house in the middle of the day ! the workers from thomas steel watched him do it then turned him in ! this guy is nothing but trouble and why is it that ALL the junkies from bellevue are doing this time and time again and theyre all out walking the streets ? another guy caught in a similiar situation tied up an older gentleman in early december ,beating him up and stealing his meds ? ALL repeat offenders and all walking the streets !! get these judges a bottle of "WAKE THE F&%$ UP " if theyre not gonna get in any trouble then lets just say this stuff is acceptable by law in our town and wonder why these guys are all moving here to begin with ....why not ,burglary is an acceptable action as long as your a junky ...why wouldnt they all run here to live ...why even have cops ?let the citizens that are tired of being robbed deal with them !! Trying to leave the nest yeah right ,,,this tool has as good of a chance leaving home as he does not being a junky ! this town ,courts and officials are a joke ! not where i wanted to bring my kids uo at >>thanks god ammo is still available !