CLINTON — A Camanche man was granted a deferred judgement for a felony burglary charge.
Perry S. Davis, 25, appeared Thursday in Clinton County District Court for sentencing for third-degree burglary, a Class D felony.
Clinton County District Court Judge Nancy Tabor ordered Davis be granted a deferred judgement. Davis was placed on probation for three years unless sooner released. Tabor cited Davis’s lack of criminal history and cooperation with substance abuse treatment in granting the deferred judgement. Davis was ordered to pay $2,880.99 in victim restitution to Hop and Shop. A $750 civil penalty was suspended. One count of second-degree criminal mischief was dismissed at sentencing, with costs assessed to Davis.
According to the affidavit, at 1:18 a.m. Oct. 5, officers were called to Hop and Shop, 716 S. Fourth St., in reference to an activated burglary alarm. Responding officers found the glass entry door was destroyed. The estimated value of the damaged glass door was $1,000. Officers also found damage to a cash register. The top portion of the cash register was damaged and the lower portion of the cash register, which contained cash, was stolen. Estimated damage to the cash register was $2,000. Security video from the business showed a suspect using a hammer to destroy the glass door and gain entry into the business.
A portion of the security video was released to the public on Oct. 5 asking for the community’s assistance with identifying the suspect. Davis contacted the county’s Communications office on Oct. 5 and admitted he committed the burglary.
The affidavit states that on Oct. 6 an officer met with Davis at his residence. Davis admitted he was a drug addict and in debt to his drug dealer, whom he said was putting pressure on him to pay his drug debt.