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Kent man sentenced to six years in prison for Randolph burglary

By Dave O'Brien | staff writer Published: July 29, 2013 4:00 AM
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[Editor's Note: Due to an error in the court docket, the sentence was originally reported to be six months. The correct sentence is six years.]

A Kent man has been sentenced to six years in prison for burglarizing a family member's home in Randolph in December 2012.

Devon R. Dorr, 35, with a last known address of 2001 Carlton Drive, was recently sentenced by Portage County Common Pleas Judge Laurie Pittman. She also ordered him to pay restitution of $1,000 to one victim, and almost $2,721 to a victim's insurance company, according to her orders.

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Dorr also was fined $200 and received credit for 109 days already served in jail awaiting sentencing.

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Portage County 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, 2012. Two flatscreen TVs were stolen, he said, and the victims told sheriff's detectives to consider Dorr a suspect because he had stolen from them in the past.

A vehicle in that looked like one driven by Dorr also was seen in the area, Vigluicci said. When confronted by detectives, Dorr confessed to both burglaries, he said. He pleaded guilty to burglary, a second-degree felony, in June.

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daveobrien Aug 1, 2013 3:52 PM

There was an error in the court docket. The correct sentence is 6 YEARS. A correction will appear in the newspaper in the near future.

kds Jul 31, 2013 11:09 AM

It depends on if he has ever been to jail..I know from experience it only took one time of a 30 day stay to stop my behavior..I dont want to go back,i wont even drive down imfirmary rd..

Ian_Maserb Jul 29, 2013 11:04 PM

What is the point of the police doing their jobs if the judges don't do theirs?

willow Jul 29, 2013 1:45 PM

I agree 6 months even in prison is not enough , I say this as a person that was a drug abuser and also commited crimes of this nature a slap on the wrist will not help ,  it will only fuel the fire and give them better ideas and ways to get away with it next time ! I also have found that drug rehabilatation they offer as to a prison sentence is a easy way out unless the person is really ready for change ! I do have to respond to the comment about the "SPA" treatment in prison , you have watched to many tv shows there is work detail 33 cents  for a days work for hygen supplys at the end of the month , hardly "SPA" treatment and a "CABLE" umm well you get a few stations but iif you have no money or support how are you to buy a 160$ tv , mostly people who have 5-6 year sentences have great work detail and come out with good work experience , the only problem i see with any of it is people that have been rehabilatated get little to no chance to a good law abiding carreer !  So why try to find a way to be a good law abiding citizen when its so easy to do it the way they were doing it ! WAKE UP AND REALIZE WHATS REALLY WRONG!

anonymous Jul 29, 2013 10:50 AM

Only 6 months in county jail for two burglaries, all this does is let them rest up and bulk up for a bigger run the next time.  I know they are trying to reduce prison population, but this is ridiculous. It is the duty of the state to put criminals away so the rest of us can safely walk our streets, and live in our homes without fear. I say quit sending these druggies to Spa’s for rehabilitation, put them in jail for 3 years and they will be clean when they come out. They will think about having to go cold turkey for withdrawal.  Next, cut out all the cable TV in prison, cut out the gym equipment, put these guys on work details and that will be their exercise.