Burglary nets 20-year term

June 27, 1996|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A Littlestown, Pa., man who prosecutors say led a six-member theft ring in Carroll County last summer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on robbery and burglary charges.

A Carroll County jury took two hours Tuesday evening to convict Robert Carter Shore II in the crime at a Westminster home last year. Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. suspended two years of the sentence and placed Shore on five years of probation, to take effect upon his release. The judge also ordered restitution of $2,750 to be paid to Sterling and Kathleen Watson, whose Westminster home was robbed by Shore.

Prosecutor Clarence W. Beall III called Shore the leader of a group of about six friends who broke into a dozen homes last summer, mainly to steal guns, cash to sell to buy heroin.

The Watsons' 18-year-old son, David Brian Boczek, was bound with duct tape during the June 28, 1995, break-in, Beall said. A number of guns and a metal box containing cash and bonds were stolen, court records showed.

Michael "Mickey" White, who now lives in Georgia, said he told Shore about guns Boczek had. White was given a suspended sentence in return for testifying.

Pub Date: 6/27/96

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