Augusta Man Sentenced to Six Years in Jail for Burglary Spree
The second of three men charged in connection with a series of home burglaries in Augusta last year has pleaded guilty pleaded to 16 charges. Richard Anthony Hernandez of Augusta was sentenced this week to six years in jail, with all but nine months suspended, and three years of probation for the eight counts each of burglary and theft. The Kennebec Journal, reports that the 20-year-old Hernandez also was ordered to pay restitution of almost $15,000 for the items stolen from various homes. Among the items reported stolen were jewelry, tools and a large number of rolled coins from one home. Police say the three suspects stole to support their heroin habits. One co-defendant has already pleaded guilty, while the third man’s case is pending.