Local man pleads guilty to having stolen vehicle

Police found some items stolen from Walmart and the victim's garage.
Cary Ashby
Jul 2, 2014

A Bellevue man pleaded guilty to having a stolen vehicle in which authorities found several stolen items.

Benjamin W. Burkhart, 23, of 301 Madden Ave., Bellevue, will be sentenced Aug. 20 on one count of receiving stolen property. Since the defendant doesn't have a prior felony conviction, he isn't eligible for a prison term and faces up to six months in the Huron County Jail.

Burkhart pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree felony, which prosecutors had lowered from a fourth-degree felony and which specified the crime related a stolen vehicle. Also as part of Tuesday's plea deal, the defendant agreed to pay restitution if authorities determine any is necessary.

"We're pretty sure everything was recovered intact," Huron County Public Defender David Longo said.

The public defender added the victim might need to be reimbursed for a tank of gasoline.

On Dec. 20, Burkhart was found in possession of a vehicle that was stolen from a rural Bellevue address. When the defendant was arrested at the Family Dollar on Ohio 113 just outside of Bellevue, police found some items stolen from Walmart and the victim's garage, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Dina Shenker said.

 

Comments

Windy

Tell the judge that you're really sorry and have a drug problem. It works every time in Judge Conway's courtroom.

local man

who proofs these articles should read in the garage , then says isn't eligible for prison then gives a prison term of up to 6 months

bushwacker

Hey dude, if you want things in life,get a job a pay for them you loser !!

didhejustsaythat76

What happen to his arson charge he was charged with a few months back ? Someone else get charged with that like they did when he was caught breaking into cars on madden st ? This dude is a standup individual ..and wont change for anything ! I believe theres a saying about apples and trees or such n such