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AKRON -- Two brothers from Akron have both now been sentenced to more than 50 months each in prison for a September 2016 breaking and entering in Hudson.
According to court records Cody Nelson, 23, of Crosier Street in Akron and his brother, Christopher Nelson, 26, of the same address, have both pleaded guilty in Summit County Common Pleas Court to a variety of charges stemming from twice breaking into the same Westbrook Way home and taking a variety of items which totaled more than $10,000.
Christopher Nelson pleaded guilty May 17 in Summit County Common Pleas Court to burglary, a second-degree felony, and receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony. He was sentenced to 30 months in prison to run consecutively into a 24 month re-instated prison term from Portage County from a parole violation, based on the Hudson conviction which means a total of 54 months in prison.
Court records show Cody was offered a plea agreement and pleaded guilty Feb. 21 to receiving stolen property, a felony of the fifth degree and was sentenced to 11 months. He also pleaded guilty to identity fraud, a felony of the fifth degree and was sentenced to 12 months in prison. Cody also pleaded guilty to burglary, a felony of the second degree and was sentenced to four years in prison.
According to Hudson Police the brothers broke into the home while the homeowner was away on business.
"They completely cut the electric power to the home and entered through a rear basement window," the police report said. "Cody Nelson is believed to have returned to the home a second night to continue stealing property."
The stolen property included: two handguns; a 55 inch high definition TV; tools; a desktop computer; Nike shoes; two large jars of coins; personal checks; a credit card and other items which totaled about $10,500.
The brothers were seen on surveillance camera using the stolen credit card at several locations in Akron, including gas stations and ATM machines, according to police, which led to their arrest.