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July 25, 2013

North Bangor man gets 15 years in state prison

MALONE — A North Bangor man will spend 15 years in state prison for three of the 22 charges he faced involving local burglaries.

Christopher Tuper, 33, pleaded guilty in late May to three counts of second-degree burglary, which satisfied a 22-count indictment handed up by a Franklin County grand jury, stemming from incidents in October 2011.

He was also ordered to serve five years of post-release supervision and to pay a $5,000 fine for each count by County Court Judge Robert G. Main Jr.

Tupper must also pay his victims back a total of $54,595.

Items were stolen from Bonesteel’s Garden Center and Sample’s Lumber, both in Bangor, and from homes in Tupper Lake, Bombay, Brighton, Harrietstown, Tupper Lake and Constable.

OTHER SENTENCINGS

Other cases recently from Franklin County Court are:

Wilbur Bailey Jr., 30, of St. Regis Falls, was sentenced to five years of probation with the first six months in County Jail for third-degree burglary, stemming from an incident Aug. 16, 2012.

He pleaded guilty to Superior Court Information rather than a formal grand-jury indictment and was also ordered to pay $1,100 in restitution.

Ryan Rice, 22, of Mill Street, Burke, was sentenced to five years of probation for third-degree attempted burglary, stemming from an incident Jan. 23.

He pleaded guilty to Superior Court Information rather than a formal grand-jury indictment and was also ordered to pay $491 in restitution.

John R. Chase, 46, of Owls Head pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated, stemming from an incident Jan. 19.

He was indicted by a grand jury for first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, DWI, drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle and failure to keep right.

Chase was released under the supervision of the Probation Department until sentencing, which is set for Sept. 30.

— By Staff Writer Denise Raymo

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