Kent man pleads guilty to burglarizing family member's house

By Dave O'Brien | staff writer Published:

A Kent man has pleaded guilty to burglarizing a family member's residence in December 2012, and faces two to eight years in prison at sentencing.

Devon R. Dorr, 35, with a last known address of 2001 Carlton Drive, pleaded guilty to one count of burglary, a second-degree felony, in Portage County Common Pleas Court recently.

Judge John Enlow, sitting in for Judge Laurie Pittman, accepted the guilty plea. Sentencing is pending a pre-sentence investigation. An additional count of burglary, also a second-degree felony, was dismissed by the Portage County Prosecutor's Office at the time of Dorr's guilty plea.

Prosecutor Victor Vigluicci said Dorr was identified as a suspect in two burglaries at the same residence in the 2200 block of New Milford Road in Randolph, one each on Dec. 14 and Dec. 18. Two flatscreen TVs were stolen, he said.

The victims told Portage County sheriff's detectives they suspected the burglaries may have been committed by Dorr "because he had stolen from them in the past," Vigluicci said. Around the time of the burglaries, a neighbor saw a vehicle in the victim's driveway that looked like one belonging to Dorr, he said.

Dorr was located, interviewed and confessed to both burglaries, Vigluicci said. The victims told detectives Dorr "has a history of this type of behavior, knows the house, recently was released from jail and was unhappy with his family," he said.

Dorr's prior criminal history includes convictions for breaking and entering, arson, criminal damaging and drug offenses, Vigluicci said.

Contact this reporter at 330-298-1128 or dobrien@recordpub.com

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