Man admits committing aggravated burglary; sentencing hearing May 28
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.