Pa. robber pleads guilty in 6 additional theft cases

July 08, 1996|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A Littlestown, Pa., man who was sentenced to 20 years in prison June 26 on robbery and burglary charges pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft and burglary in six more cases.

In exchange for his plea, Robert Carter Shore II, 21, received no additional prison time.

Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. suspended two years of Shore's 20-year sentence.

Because Shore was convicted of the violent crime of robbery, prosecutor Clarence W. Beall III said Shore would have to serve at least half the sentence before being eligible for parole.

Burns found Shore guilty Wednesday in six more cases and structured each of the sentences so the defendant could receive at least 65 additional years in prison if he violates his five years of probation after his release.

Beall said Shore was the leader of a theft ring that flourished last summer.

In all, Beall said, Shore must pay about $23,000 in restitution to victims.

Also Wednesday, Jason Michael Feurer, a co-defendant in some of the Shore cases, was found guilty of a parole violation by Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck and pleaded guilty before Circuit Judge Francis M. Arnold to four counts of conspiring to commit theft.

Two more cases against Feurer were placed on the court's inactive docket.

In return for the pleas and for testifying last week against Shore, Feurer, 19, of Westminster was sentenced to 18 months in the Carroll County Detention Center for the parole violation.

He also was found guilty on the theft conspiracy charges and sentenced to 10 years in prison with all but 18 months suspended.

Pub Date: 7/08/96

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