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Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Charges
In Series of Home Break-ins
-Admits Entering Three Northwest Washington Homes Within a Month, Including One on Christmas-

     WASHINGTON - Tyrone Edmondson, 40, of Temple Hills, Md., has pled guilty to charges stemming from a series of recent break-ins of Northwest Washington homes, including one on Christmas, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced today.

     Edmondson pled guilty on April 11, 2013 in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to three counts of attempted second-degree burglary. The Honorable Stuart G. Nash scheduled sentencing for June 5, 2013. Edmondson faces a statutory maximum of five years of incarceration on each of the three charges.

     According to the government’s evidence, on Dec. 25, 2012, at about 8 p.m., Edmondson entered a home in the 800 block of Varnum Street NW through an unlocked rear door. He took computers, a video gaming system, a camera, shoes, jeans, and a jacket.

     On Jan. 21, 2013, at about 3:15 p.m., Edmondson entered a home in the 1500 block of Upshur Street NW through an unlocked rear sliding glass door. He took a computer, jewelry, phone and coat. Finally, on Jan. 22, 2013, at about 3:30 p.m., he entered a home in the 1500 block of Crittenden Street NW, once again through an unlocked rear door. This time, he took a television, a Kindle, and loose change. The owner of this home was upstairs at the time, and after hearing noises in her living room, called the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Police responded, and found Edmondson in an alley near the house, with the victim’s property.

     In announcing the plea, U.S. Attorney Machen commended the work of those who investigated the case for the Metropolitan Police Department. He also praised the efforts of those who worked on the matter from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Assistant Todd McClelland, Intelligence Specialist Sharon Johnson, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Philip A. Selden, who investigated and prosecuted the case.

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