Men convicted for string of Montgomery County burglaries
Two men have been convicted of larceny charges related to a string of daylight burglaries that occurred in Montgomery County last year.
Matthew Taylor Grubb, 22, of Blue Ridge, pleaded guilty in county Circuit Court Wednesday to three counts of breaking and entering, two counts of grand larceny and one count of petit larceny. He was sentenced to one year and six months in prison and eight years of probation upon release.
Chad Brian Cassidy, 23, of Roanoke, had weeks earlier pleaded guilty to three counts of grand larceny, one count of grand larceny of a firearm, three counts of breaking and entering and one count of possessing a firearm by a felon. He was sentenced to three years and six months with eight years of probation.
Montgomery County Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Erin Little said in court Wednesday that on Nov. 30, 2011, Grubb and Cassidy broke into two Shawsville homes and one Christiansburg home, taking foreign currency, jewelry, a handgun, ammunition, cash and electronics.
The Christiansburg resident called authorities after spotting Grubb and Cassidy around his house, Little said. A license plate number led investigators to Roanoke County, where officers arrested the men and found several items from the burglaries committed earlier in the day, Little said.
According to Little, Grubb eventually told authorities that he had been in the car with Cassidy at the scenes of the burglaries but had been in and out of consciousness.
Little said Grubb’s sentencing is less than what is recommended in the guidelines “based on his cooperation.”
“I would love to see you get your life back on track,” Circuit Court Judge Marcus Long said to Grubb Wednesday. “And I hope that you will.”
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