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Tiffin man who dropped personal Bible at Eden Township burglary scene admits to crime

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TIFFIN, OH — Court records show a Tiffin man has pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary, a second-degree felony, in Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom on Wednesday.

Tiler J. Clinger, 33, pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary, a second-degree felony, during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom. Clinger was also charged with harassment with a bodily substance, a third-degree felony.

Authorities say Clinger was arrested and charged back in December when he allegedly forcefully entered the home at 1618 E. US 224 in Eden Township with the intent to commit theft.

Clinger allegedly dropped his personal Bible near a broken basement window, which is where authorities say Clinger forcefully entered the home. Clinger allegedly bolted out the back door when authorities arrived on-scene.

The Bible had Clinger’s name written inside. After bolting out the back door, Clinger used a flashlight to find his way around, but the light led deputies to him when he was arrested.

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and conducted the arrest.

The case is being referred for a pre-sentence report.

The joint recommendation is he would be sentenced to four years in prison and pay restitution of $85.

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