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Friday, October 18, 2013

A Shiloh man who shot and killed his father will spend 25 years behind bars.

30-year-old Brandon Lawrence pleaded guilty yesterday to involuntary manslaughter, robbery and tampering with evidence. He refused to explain the motive. The charges are tied to the early March shooting death of 48-year-old Michael Lawrence. He was found dead in his Planktown Road home. The younger Lawrence was arrested several days later in Missouri. He was driving his father’s stolen pickup truck.

Yesterday, we told you about Jason Wooten, the Norwalk man sentenced to 15 years to life in prison, for sexually abusing a young girl.

Wooten was sentenced, after pleading guilty to a single count of rape. In exchange, Prosecutor Russ Leffler agreed to drop eight other charges. In doing so, Leffler said there’s no early release for Wooten. He also says given Ohio’s sentencing guidelines, and Wooten’s criminal history, he’s hopeful he’ll spend far more than 15 years in prison.

A Perkins Township man was flown to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, after crashing his pickup truck into a home in Sandusky.

53-year-old Anthony Clark was injured last night, on West Monroe Street. A witness told police Clark was traveling at a high rate of speed, when he lost control. Sandusky police believe he suffered a medical issue before the crash.

U.S. Routes 20 and 250, and State Routes 18 and 61 in Norwalk are now the focus of high visibility speed enforcement.

For the rest of October, the Norwalk Police Department will use grant money, to pay for overtime patrols in those target areas.

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.

Huron County deputies are investigating a possible sexual abuse case, involving a three-year-old Wakeman girl.

The investigation is in the early stages.