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Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Norwalk man will spend 15 years to life in prison, for raping a child under 10.

36-year-old James Wooten was sentenced yesterday, immediately after pleading guilty to one count of rape. In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors dropped eight other charges. Two others have been charged in the case—20-year-old Justin Collins, and an 11-year-old boy. Collins is in the Huron County Jail, awaiting trial in January. The boy is currently on house arrest.

 

Norwalk police are investigating an apparent suicide.

The victim’s body was discovered last night, outside Chestnut Glen apartments. Police believe the cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The man’s name hasn’t been released yet.

 

A small drug bust, in Willard.

Huron County deputies said Arielle Aldrich, and Jeremy Robinson tried to sell heroin to a confidential informant. The buy-bust operation took place yesterday afternoon, near their home on Myrtle Avenue. According to reports, the couple’s one-year-old was in their home, when deputies arrived on-scene. Aldrich is facing charges of possession and heroin trafficking. Robinson is charged with complicity. A third person, Emery Sloan was charged with theft and tampering with evidence.

 

Several charges have been filed, in connection with a slow-speed chase in Sandusky.

Among the charges against Joshua Holman of Sandusky: fleeing and eluding, driving under suspension and possession of marijuana. Holman’s accused of leading Sandusky police on a mile-long 20-mile-per-hour chase along First Street Tuesday morning. It ended near Cedar Point.

 

From the Ohio Department of Transportation:

State Route 61, near Laylin Road in Norwalk will remain closed until early November, for a bridge replacement. It was scheduled to re-open tomorrow.

 

A Norwalk woman is facing her 11th DUI charge, after a recent traffic stop.

Joan Haas was arrested last Friday, after refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test. She’s due in court next month.

 

Back by popular demand—A Ghost Tour in Norwalk.

Main Street Norwalk is offering a Ghost Tour of the Woodlawn Cemetery, Saturday, October 26th.  Tickets can be purchased at the Main Street Norwalk Office or at Berry’s.