Hope man who got a break in court gets jail time for more burglaries

Posted May 29, 2013, at 2:06 p.m.
Troy Landry
Knox County Jail
Troy Landry

ROCKLAND, Maine — A 20-year-old Hope man arrested last summer for breaking into camps was sentenced Tuesday to nine months in jail for breaking into two vehicles for loose change and medication.

Troy D. Landry was sentenced Tuesday by Justice Joyce Wheeler for two counts of burglary of a motor vehicle and two counts of theft. Landry was on probation at the time of his arrest in April in Camden.

Landry must also pay $75 in restitution for items taken and not recovered from the vehicles.

Assistant District Attorney Christopher Fernald said Landry had some mental health problems but did not want to detail them in court.

Landry was arrested in April by Camden police as they investigated about 20 motor vehicle burglaries throughout the town during a two-week period. Landry and a second man were initially charged with three break-ins. On Tuesday he pleaded to two of them along with the associated thefts.

Landry was sentenced in August 2012 in Knox County Superior Court to a three-year jail term with all but 69 days suspended for seven counts of burglary, seven counts of theft and five counts of criminal mischief in connection with burglaries at camps in Hope. Fernald told the court at last year’s hearing that the sentence may seem light, but the burglaries were solved because Landry cooperated.

Justice Donald Marden, who sentenced Landry last summer, said at the time that Landry’s attitude was a big step in the right direction. Landry told the judge he did not intend to be back in court again.

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