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NH Man Sentenced to 14 ½ Years for Violent Home Invasion in York

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine

PORTLAND, Maine: A New Hampshire man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Portland for conspiracy, robbery and firearm charges stemming from a violent home invasion in York in August 2019.

Chief U.S. District Judge Jon D. Levy sentenced Jason Candelario, 34, of Manchester, New Hampshire to 175 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $180,277.06 in restitution. Candelario pleaded guilty on November 2, 2022.

According to court records, during the evening hours of August 2, 2019, Candelario and three other co-conspirators met in Hooksett, New Hampshire and planned a home invasion of a York residence to rob marijuana and marijuana sale proceeds from the home’s resident. The group traveled to the York residence where Candelario and one other co-conspirator, armed with handguns and wearing masks, waited in the woods for the resident to return home. When the resident arrived home, accompanied by two others, a violent physical altercation ensued between the resident and one of the armed co-conspirators and both ended up on the ground. The other armed co-conspirator came around the vehicle to aid in subduing the victim. During the fight, a firearm was discharged, and the bullet struck the victim in the lower abdomen. Candelario and the other armed co-conspirator then fled.

The FBI, in conjunction with the York Police Department and the York County Sheriff’s Office, investigated the case.

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Donald E. Clark, Assistant United States Attorney (207-780-3257)

Updated March 27, 2023

Violent Crime