2012-06-20 / News

Suspected smuggler nabbed on jail roof


Robert Webb Robert Webb A Sandusky man allegedly drunk and disorderly while trying to smuggle contraband into the Sanilac County Jail has been arraigned on misdemeanor charges.

Corrections officers spotted the subject on the jail roof Sunday at around 2:45 a.m. The officers and uniformed deputies assisted by Sandusky police quickly apprehended the man.

The investigation revealed the 46-year-old subject was attempting to smuggle tobacco products into the jail through a vent, said Undersheriff Brad Roff.

Robert Carl Webb was arraigned Monday afternoon in 73rd District Court. He is charged with malicious destruction of a building less than $200, disorderly person - drunk, and breaking and entering - illegal entry. He was remanded to jail with bond set at $25,000 cash/ surety or 10%. A pre-trial hearing is set for July 2 at 9 a.m.

The quick response by officers prevented a breach to the facility.

“For the inmates, citizens and my staff’s safety, I want to remind the public that any unauthorized activity on or around the jail cannot and will not be tolerated and will be dealt with swiftly," said Sheriff Garry Biniecki.

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