2017-03-18 / Front Page

Claremont man pleads guilty to burglaries

NEWPORT — The second of two men charged in connection with at least three burglaries in Claremont has pleaded guilty in exchange for a lesser sentence in Sullivan County Superior Court.

Justin Daisey, 25, of 112 Charlestown Road, Apt. 4, Claremont pleaded guilty Friday on two counts of burglary, two counts of receiving stolen property, and receiving a stolen firearm.

Daisey agreed to be sentenced to a year in the Sullivan County House of Correction for the burglary and receipt of stolen property charges.

The state recommended a suspended term of 3.5 to 7 years in state prison on the firearms charge, plus three years of probation, drug counseling and aftercare. He will receive credit for 61 days in jail awaiting trial.

Daisey will be formally sentenced on April 17.

Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway said the negotiated plea agreement  “fairly reflects the serious nature of the underlying offenses.”

“I think Mr. Daisey has a lot of potential if he gets past this rough spot,” Hathaway said.

Daisey and his accomplice, Mark Perry, 38, of 131 Mulberry St., Claremont were both charged as accomplices in three commercial burglaries that took place in late October and early November.

The locations included the Head Start program at 96 Main St., on Oct. 5, Howe Motors, 114 Charlestown Road, on Oct. 26, and Marro Home Center, 141 Charlestown Road, on Nov. 8.

On Thursday, Perry pleaded guilty in superior court to a charge of burglary/accomplice to burglary stemming from the Marro Home Center break-in.

In exchange for his plea Perry agreed to serve a capped sentence of five to 10 years in the state penitentiary following a sentencing hearing to be held in May.

Perry is currently awaiting trial on two related charges of burglary/accomplice to burglary while incarcerated at the Sullivan County House of Correction in Unity.

His lawyer, Bruce Jasper, has until March 31 to notify the court whether Perry intends to plead guilty to those charges or face trial by a jury.

Daisey was charged with receiving stolen property after he was found in possession of several cartons of cigarettes that were reported taken during a burglary at T-Bird Mini Mart in Claremont in October.

Police also found Daisey with a Glock 27 handgun that had been reported stolen.

As part of the plea agreement, Daisey will have to pay a total to $14,486 in restitution to the burglary victims and their insurance companies.


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