A man convicted of stealing boat propellers from the Mentor Lagoons is now accused of taking a 20-inch brass bell that is valued at more than $8,000, according to Mentor Municipal Court records.
George Fish, 36, of Mentor, was arraigned on a felony count of the theft Wednesday in Mentor Municipal Court.
He was brought in on a warrant. The theft is thought to have happened last December.
At about the same time, Fish was accused of taking boat propellers from the dock in Mentor Lagoons. He pleaded guilty for these thefts in August in Lake County Court of Common Pleas.
However, he did not show up to court on the day he was supposed to be sentenced.
Since then, a warrant was issued for Fish and he was arrested, though he has not been sentenced for his most recent conviction yet.
Fish has a history of theft.
He was convicted of theft in 2009 in Lake County Court of Common Pleas. Judge Richard Collins Jr. sentenced him to 45 days in jail, drug treatment and two years of community control.
Fish violated the terms of his community control repeatedly -- being convicted for falsification twice in Mentor Municipal Court -- and, in 2011, was sentenced to a year in prison.
In 2008, Fish was charged with theft, receiving stolen property and misuse of a credit card in Mentor Municipal Court. However, most of those charges were dismissed and he ended up pleading to attempted misuse of a credit card. The judge sentenced him to six months in Lake County Jail.