MEDINA — A 45-year-old Elyria man convicted of stealing $125,000 worth of guitars and musical equipment from a Liverpool Township warehouse will spend three years on probation. But it’s unclear whether he will pay restitution.
Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier scheduled a hearing in two weeks to discuss the question of restitution from Stephen C. Bugg, who pleaded no contest in May to theft.
The charge is a fourth-degree felony punishable by up to 1½ years behind bars.
Bugg is accused of stealing musical equipment from CPS Delivery Systems, where he worked. His former coworker, 50-year-old William Osiek, pleaded no contest to an identical charge in September and was sentenced to a year of probation last week.
County Assistant Prosecutor Scott Salisbury said Bugg’s plea change was part of an agreement.