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Oldtown Man Convicted On Burglary Charges

March 12th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Allegany County announced on Thursday that Chandler Tyler Thornton, 19 of Oldtown, was convicted of two counts of felony burglary. The first burglary occurred on September 12, 2014, in the area of Williams Road in Cumberland.  Thornton and another man entered a vacant home and stole copper tubing and fuel oil.  The cut lines then leaked causing damage of $6,000 to the residence.  The second burglary occurred on Moore’s Hollow Road in Cumberland on October 3, 2014.  During that burglary, Mr. Thornton and another man entered the home of an elderly woman who had recently been admitted to a local nursing home.  Again, copper tubing was removed from the residence. Judge Timothy Finan, Allegany County Circuit Court Judge, sentenced Thorton to eight years in the Maryland Division of Corrections, suspending two years of that sentence, and ordered Thornton to make restitution to the victim of $6,000. According to Assistant State’s Attorney Erich Bean, who prosecuted the case, “Judge Finan noted during sentencing that Mr. Thornton is a menace to our community and sentenced him appropriately.  Thornton has six years to decide whether he wants to be a productive member of society or continue down the path he has chosen so far in his early adulthood.” The cases were investigated by the Maryland State Police and Allegany County Sheriff’s Office.  Mr. Thornton was represented by Sean Gallagher, Esq.

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