Man admits committing aggravated burglary; sentencing hearing May 28

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Tyrone L. Taylor (right) sits next to his attorney, Alex Treece, during a hearing before Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley Monday morning.

A Tiffin man admitted Monday morning he committed aggravated burglary in Fostoria.

Tyrone L. Taylor, 20, of Tiffin, pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, and having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony.

Taylor entered his guilty pleas as potential jurors waited in a nearby courtroom for his trial to begin Monday morning.

The case is being referred for a pre-sentence investigation report.

The sides are to argue for the appropriate sentence during a hearing May 28. Taylor is to serve a mandatory three-year prison term for having a firearm while committing the offense.

Fostoria Police Department had responded to a report of an aggravated robbery at 213 W. Culbertson St. A man reported people entered his residence through an unlocked door and robbed him at gunpoint.

According to court records, the man reported one of the men brandished and held a pistol to his head during the incident, and the other people searched his house. He also reported marijuana and about $400 in cash were taken, they state.

Three other adults and a youth were charged in connection to the incident.

Ty M. Johnson, 18, of Fostoria, and Kyle S.M. Gavin, 19, of Findlay, each pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony.

Kelbley sentenced the men to seven years in prison, with three of the years being mandatory due to a firearm specification. He ordered the victim be paid $400, the amount of money taken during the incident.

Evan True, 21, of Tiffin, pleaded guilty to charges of having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony, and trafficking in marijuana and possessing criminal tools, fifth-degree felonies.

His sentencing is set for May 7.

The joint sentence recommendation is True would serve 18 months in prison, and Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office would not oppose a motion for judicial release.

Taylor has another case pending.

He was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony.

Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office is to amend it to a first-degree misdemeanor charge. His attorney, Alex Treece, said he probably would enter a no-contest plea to the charge.