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Steve Croy and two others were charged with break-ins in the Huddleston area.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
BEDFORD — A Roanoke man pleaded guilty Tuesday to nine charges related to a string of burglaries in the Huddleston area from early this year.
Steve Croy, 26, pleaded guilty to four counts of grand larceny and five counts of statutory burglary.
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Ayers summarized the evidence the state would have presented had the case gone to trial.
Ayers told Circuit Court Judge James Updike that Croy broke into homes and businesses in the Huddleston area. He was caught when investigators found some of the stolen items at the home Croy shared with his girlfriend, Tiffany Tolley.
Tolley and a third suspect, Bronson Jarrett of Bedford, have been charged in the case.
Croy apologized to the victims after Ayers summarized the evidence.
“I hope and pray they’ll forgive me one day,” he said.
Updike found Croy guilty and set a sentencing date of Aug. 30.
After the hearing, Ayers said Croy and the other suspects took electronics and lawn equipment, which were recovered from Croy’s home in Roanoke.
Multiple area residents reported seeing a vehicle matching the description of Tolley’s at various locations, with no apparent reason for being there, Ayers said. The thefts occurred between late January and mid-February.
Tolley and Jarrett face four counts each of statutory burglary and grand larceny.
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