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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

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Maryland Man Sentenced to 4 ½-Year Prison Term
For Series of Home Break-ins
-Admitted Entering Three Northwest Washington Homes Within a Month –

     WASHINGTON - Tyrone Edmondson, 40, of Temple Hills, Md., was sentenced today to a 4 ½-year prison term on charges stemming from a series of break-ins of Northwest Washington homes, including one last Christmas, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.

     Edmondson pled guilty in April 2013 in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to three counts of attempted second-degree burglary. He was sentenced by the Honorable Stuart G. Nash. Upon completion of his prison term, he will be placed on three years of supervised release.

     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 sentence, 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 Specialist Todd McClelland, Intelligence Specialist Sharon Johnson, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Phil Selden, who investigated and prosecuted the case.

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