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City man faces trial on theft, gun charges

June 13, 2019 News Extra

Tyler Lambing

Case related to alleged stolen car, W.Va. trip

SAXONBURG — A Butler man is headed for trial, accused of breaking into his then-girlfriend's house in Middlesex Township and stealing two guns in April.

Tyler O. Lambing, 20, and the 17-year-old girl allegedly stole her father's car and the two fled to West Virginia.

Both were eventually caught and charged.

District Judge Sue Haggerty ordered Lambing, a felon, held for court at his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Saxonburg.

He is charged with burglary, three counts each of theft and receiving stolen property, two counts of felons not to possess firearms, and conspiracy to commit theft, all felonies.

He also faces a misdemeanor charge of corruption of minors.

Read more in Thursday's print edition.

Jim Smith

Jim Smith

Grew up in upstate New York. Earned my Journalism degree in 1983 from the University of Texas at Austin. Worked for two newspapers in Fayette County (Pa.) before starting at the Butler Eagle in 1998.