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Man accused of stealing monitor charger

Sandusky Register Staff • May 6, 2014 at 5:27 PM

William Jones, 27, 400 block Mill Pond Drive, was charged with theft and also arrested on an outstanding warrant. Jones was at the man’s West Osborne Street home earlier in the day, but after he left, the resident noticed his ankle monitor battery charger missing, the report said.

The man speculated Jones stole it so it would run out of power and get him in trouble. Jones first told the man he’d drop it off, then back-pedaled and said he was headed to the bar instead, the report said.

A Sandusky police officer called Jones, who admitted having the charger in his bookbag. Jones didn’t think he had to return it, however, because “someone else put the charger in his bag,” the report said.

When Jones finally returned it, officers were standing by and placed him under arrest. Jones later said he held onto the charger out of frustration over a recent break-up.

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