November 20, 2014

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Trial set in $61,000 theft case

MEDINA — A May 13 trial date has been set for an Elyria man accused in the theft of more than $61,000 worth of guitars, music equipment and clothing from a Liverpool Township warehouse.

Stephen C. Bugg, 44, of 149 Clark St., faces a fourth-degree felony theft charge, punishable by up to six to 18 months in prison. His trial will be in Medina County Common Pleas Court.

Bugg is accused of helping to steal at least 20 electric guitars — each valued at between $1,700 and $7,000 — and 25 pairs of shoes or boots, socks, and dozens of sweatshirts and T-shirts from CPS Delivery Systems, according to a Sheriff’s Office report. Sheriff’s detectives arrested Bugg Dec. 20 in Lorain County.

In December, detectives recovered $61,955.29 worth of merchandise during searches of two Lorain County houses — one in Lorain and another in Oberlin.