Man gets 15 months in burglary

WARREN – A Georgetown man was sentenced Monday to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges in a Jan. 28 Niles drug store burglary.

Justin A. Scott, 27, of 5407 Camp Run Road, pleaded guilty to felonies of breaking and entering and theft of drugs before Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Peter J. Kontos. Scott waived his chance for a pre-sentence investigation, and Kontos sentenced him to consecutive sentences – six months for the breaking and entering and nine months for the drug theft.

Scott, along with co-defendants Christian Shea, 26, of 3254 Whitebeach Lane, Youngstown, and Brandon Wolfe, 39, of Toledo, were arrested after the break-in at Troutman Pharmacy at 501 Robbins Ave., Niles, where police said narcotics, a television and clothing were stolen.

A witness to the crime saw men jump out of the front window of the pharmacy and get into an SUV, a police report states. The witness followed three men in the getaway car and stayed on the phone with a dispatcher until police officers were able to arrest them on Vienna Avenue, according to reports.

Wolfe, who pleaded guilty on May 12 to an amended indictment of breaking and entering, was given five years probation by Judge Ronald J. Rice and required to pay $166 restitution, court records showed.

Shea on July 19 pleaded guilty before Judge Andrew Logan to an amended charge of theft of drugs and earlier this month was sentenced to five years probation, according to court records.

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