Putnam County Courier

January 12, 2001
Eric Gross

CARMEL- A 19-year-old Carmel youth will be spending the next year in jail after pleading guilty to grand larceny in connection with the theft of several rings taken from his grandparent's home.

Edward Buehler copped the plea in Putnam County Court last week and was remanded to the Putnam Correctional Facility without bail pending sentencing Feb. 14.

Buehler was arrested by Kent Police in October, less than 24 hours after he broke into his grandparent's home on Knollcrest Drive in Lake Carmel and took the diamond rings that were valued at several thousand dollars.

By pleading guilty, Buehler agreed to a plea bargain that sent him to the county jail for one year instead of a possible maximum period of incarceration of four years in a state penitentiary.

Assistant District Attorney Mary Jane MacCrae, who prosecuted the case, said the situation was "unpleasant from the beginning due to the facts. Mr. Buehler has expressed remorse through his attorney. Despite this, the people felt since he victimized his grandparents, punishment was needed."

Buehler will return to court next month when Putnam County Judge Robert Miller will impose the formal sentencing.

©Putnam County Courier 2001


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