Man pleads guilty to burglarizing store, car
A Portage man who burglarized a liquor store near him just two hours after burglarizing a car in its parking lot is looking at a five-year prison sentence.
Thomas A. Foley, 24, pleaded guilty to Class C felony burglary and Class D felony resisting law enforcement Monday and is set for sentencing Dec. 17 with a cap of five years on incarceration.
There’s no cap on probation up to the eight-year maximum sentence on a C felony if Porter County Superior Judge Roger Bradford accepts his plea.
Police responded to an alarm at Portage Liquors on U.S. 20 on June 9 and caught Foley in the store at 1:48 a.m.
They saw him burglarizing a car in the lot when officers checked surveillance tapes.