Police: Man stole from his mother to help feed drug habit

Huron man charged with multiple felony counts of forgery, theft and complicity
Sandusky Register Staff
Mar 22, 2014


A Huron man ran his mother through the ringer this week, stealing her purse and trying to cash her checks so he could get money for his drug habit, according to police reports.

Kory Howell, 29, of the 2100 block of W. Lakefield Drive, was charged with multiple felony counts of forgery, theft and complicity to theft. He remains in the Erie County jail on $25,000 bond.

The first steps to his undoing came at about noon Wednesday, when police were called to a department store at the Sandusky Mall after someone stole an employee’s purse, according to a Perkins police report.

Surveillance cameras recorded Howell as he went to the cosmetics department and got down on the floor, then crawled behind the counter so he could snatch up an employee’s purse, according to the report. That employee was his mother.

“(The mother) advised she couldn’t believe it and identified the male as her son Kory L. Howell,” the report said. “(She) advised she neeed to file charges against her son because he wasn’t raised this way”

Police issued a warrant for Howell’s arrest, which came about four hours later at a bank in Sandusky.

Sandusky police were dispatched to a Cleveland Road bank, where Howell tried to cash a stolen check there, according to a Sandusky police report. Bank tellers received a call from Howell’s mother earlier in the day, notifying them about the stolen purse and the checks inside.

Howell showed up at the bank a first time and tried unsuccessfully to cash an out-of-state check. When he returned a second time, bank tellers notified police.

Howell’s mother would have gone to the bank where he was arrested, but Howell had swiped her purse, which contained her car keys, the report said.

Thursday morning in the Erie County jail, Howell was assaulted by two inmates who accused him of “snitching” in a criminal case, according to an Erie County deputy’s report.



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Stop It



Look stop it. Its your angel in disguise now you and your Klan are happy.

Stop It

deertracker used SW. I use it and he should be able to as well. I agreed with him by saying "Yep".

No angels were involved. I don't ban anyone's language. The SR does. I don't report it even when it's used against me. I get called a lot of things. Some nice and others not so nice. I dislike a tattle tale, though.


I didn't see him use it but if he did I still think whether it be him or you its wrong. My problem with you is the race garbage i wasn't the one who attacked you as you say and I don't know if you was one of the men who attacked me. So why blame all Blacks.

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Sat, 03/22/2014 - 2:31pm

Look stop it. Its one of your sw brothers.


After you started with the sw garbage.


Bad boy. Perhaps some good old time religion would help.

Seen it All

Same guy who got the beat down in Erie County Jail. Think any of it will make him change his ways?


i dont think he will change. i dont think the whooping he got in the pokey was for his mom, but it should be. what kind of punk treats his mother like that?


Especially when your mom is has full custody of YOUR kid, because you are too strung out to care for it !

No Wake

I hung out with this guy 20 years ago when we were both little kids, his behavior now disappoints me but it doesn't surprise me.

Julie R.

So when did forgery become a felony? I was told Kevin Baxter said forgery is not a criminal offense.

Julie R.

Gee, if transferring an elderly, incompetent person's property under a forged power of attorney hidden in the Lorain County Recorder's office, working in collusion with a crook Huron insurance agent & the manager of a Huron bank to make internal, criminal changes to an elderly, incompetent person's contracts and even cash surrendering in all of an elderly person's life insurance policies two months before her death on a forged power of attorney with "Power of Attorney" wrote next to bogus Erie County Recorder numbers faxed down the side of it isn't a felony, why is THIS a felony?

Easy to see Joe Yost isn't the only one with "friends" in corrupt Erie County.