CLINTON — The State of Iowa agreed to recommend a suspended sentence for a Camanche man who pleaded guilty to a felony burglary charge.
Perry S. Davis, 24, appeared Thursday in Clinton County District Court and pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary, a Class D felony. The plea agreement says the State will recommend a suspended sentence. The court is bound to this recommendation. The plea agreement states Davis agrees to be responsible for $2,880.99 in victim restitution. The State will dismiss one count of second-degree criminal mischief, a Class D felony, at sentencing with costs assessed to Davis.
According to the affidavit, at 1:48 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. The estimated damage to the cash register was $2,000.
The affidavit states security video from the business was reviewed. The security video showed a suspect using a hammer to destroy the glass door and gain entry into the business. The video showed the suspect damage the top portion of the cash register with a hammer. The video also showed the suspect stealing the lower portion of the cash register. A portion of the security video was released on Oct. 5 to the public asking for the community's assistance with identifying the suspect. Davis contacted communications on Oct. 5 and admitted he committed the burglary at the business.