Two Canton men accused of participating in burglary ring
Two Canton men were named in an eight-count indictment, accused of allegedly participating in numerous burglaries and thefts of coins, jewelry, silver bars from businesses and then selling the stolen goods in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Illinois, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
Nicholas Moore, age 23, and Arsenio Smith, age 25, are charged with conspiracy, transportation of stolen goods and sale or receipt of stolen goods across state lines.
If convicted, their sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including prior criminal record, if any, role in the offenses and the unique characteristics of the violations. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Teresa Dirksen following an investigation by the Uniontown Police Department/Lake Township and Federal Bureau of Investigations in conjunction with the Salem Police Department, Stark County Sheriff’s Office, Lexington, Kentrucky Police Department, Richland County Sheriff’s Office, Mansfield Police Department, Stow Police Department, Springfield Police Department, Wooster Police Department, Jackson Township Police Department, Uniontown Police Department, and Robinson Township Police Department,
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government's burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.