Pair convicted of break-ins
Two people have been convicted of burglary and larceny charges related to several daylight break-ins in April in Montgomery County.
Christopher Clayton Meeks, 36, of Stuart, pleaded guilty in county Circuit Court on Monday to three counts of breaking and entering and three counts of grand larceny. He was sentenced to six months in jail with five years of supervised probation upon release.
Amber Lynn Cormier, 20, of Roanoke, pleaded guilty in August to the same six charges. She was sentenced to two months and 22 days with three years of supervised probation upon release.
County Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Jessica Preston said in court Monday that in April, Meeks broke into three Montgomery County residences and stole televisions, game consoles, laptops, jewelry, coins, a digital camera and a purse.
One of the Montgomery County residents had been returning home when he spotted a white truck leaving his driveway. The same white truck was later spotted on a business’ security camera and traced to Meeks, Preston said.
Preston said Meeks and Cormier had been staying in Cormier’s Radford University dorm, where several of the stolen items were later found.
The pair was apprehended in Spartanburg County, S.C., following a traffic stop, according to a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office news release in May. They had previously been entered into the National Crime Information Center database due to tips in Montgomery County’s investigation, the release stated.
“I hate what I did, and I’m very sorry for it,” Meeks said in court Monday.
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