November 27, 2014

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Man indicted for theft turns himself in

MEDINA — A 49-year-old Parma Heights man who was indicted last week in a case involving the theft of thousands of dollars in merchandise from a Liverpool Township warehouse turned himself in Thursday morning.

William R. Osiek is charged with one count of theft, a fifth-degree felony punishable by up to a year in prison.

William Osiek

Stephen Bugg

His co-defendant, Stephen C. Bugg, 44, of Elyria, was arrested in December and pleaded no contest last month to theft, a fourth-degree felony punishable by up to 1½ years in prison.

The two men are accused of stealing $62,000 worth of electric guitars and clothing in the fall from CPS Delivery Systems, where they worked, Medina County Sheriff’s Lt. Travis Colonius said.

Bugg was scheduled to be sentenced Monday but his hearing was postponed to Aug. 26.

County Assistant Prosecutor Scott Salisbury has said he doesn’t intend to pursue prison time for Bugg.

Colonius said Osiek has been cooperative throughout the investigation, so he wasn’t surprised he turned himself in.

The lieutenant said there may be other people involved and the investigation is ongoing.

Osiek was released from the Medina County Jail on 10 percent of a $10,000 bond Thursday. He’s scheduled to be arraigned Monday before county Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier.

Contact reporter Nick Glunt at (330) 721-4048 or nglunt@medina-gazette.com.