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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

District Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison For Burglary in Rock Creek Park Neighborhood

Security System Alerted Residents to Break-In

            WASHINGTON – Antoine Woodfolk, 51, of Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to a prison term of three years for a burglary last summer of a residence in Northwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips announced today.

            Woodfolk pled guilty in August 2015, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to second-degree burglary.  He was sentenced on Oct. 23, 2015, by the Honorable Anita Josey-Herring. Following his prison term, he will be placed on two years of supervised release.

            According to the government’s evidence, on July 17, 2015, at about 2:15 P.M., the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) received a 911 call regarding a burglary in progress at a residence in the 6300 Block of 16th Street NW. Although the residents were not present, MPD officers were informed that one of them observed, via an online surveillance system, an unknown individual kicking the front door, entering the residence, and leaving with a red and white bicycle.  When officers arrived, they observed Woodfolk walking down the front porch pushing a red and white bicycle. Woodfolk attempted to flee on the bicycle and was apprehended a short time later. In his possession, officers found a GPS device, a silver watch, and the bicycle.

            In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Phillips commended the work of the Metropolitan Police Department. He also expressed appreciation for the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Debra McPherson and Assistant U.S. Attorney Ali D. Kargbo, of the Felony Major Crimes Trial Section, who investigated and prosecuted the matter.

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Updated February 4, 2016