Thief must repay money jail sentence suspended Man pleaded guilty to charges in May CENTRAL--Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount

July 15, 1993|By Anne Haddad | Anne Haddad,Staff Writer

Convicted thief Patrick John Yox, 19, will spend five years on supervised probation and three years in a supervised intensive drug treatment program, while a suspended 15-year prison term looms over his head.

Carroll Circuit Court Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. handed down the sentence yesterday on four counts of breaking and entering and felony theft. Yox pleaded guilty to the charges in May.

Judge Burns also ordered Yox to pay $2,193 in restitution for the items he stole and sold.

According to a statement of facts presented to the court by the Carroll State's Attorney's office in the case, Yox admitted to committing a series of break-ins and thefts last fall and winter.

Yox, of Bachman Valley Road, was arrested after state police responded to a call Dec. 13 about a suspicious man hiding behind some bushes near Flickinger Road in Westminster.

Confronted by police, Yox admitted to stealing a bicycle Dec. 13 from a garage owned by Carol Sharkey of Flickinger Road, a generator from Robin Lee Ford Building and Remodeling on Nov. 30, a color TV and videocassette player Nov. 5 or 6 from Edward Martin, and two shotguns and a gym bag from the home and car of Elkie Smith and her son, Bryan Smith, of Stoner Road in early September.

He told police he sold the items, except for the bicycle, to "unknown males in Baltimore City," court records say.

Police recovered the bicycle.

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