Man pleads guilty to burglarizing friend’s home


By Ashley Bunton - [email protected]



A Washington C.H. man who admittedly burglarized his friend’s house was sentenced to five years in prison.

James H. Minney Jr., 36, plead guilty to aggravated burglary in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas during his hearing Monday.

Minney offered an apology to the victims, his father, and the court.

“We’d been friends for a very long time … I messed up a really good friendship,” said Minney.

According to the Washington Court House Police Department, Minney entered a home in the 800 block of John Street April 16 and attempted to steal miscellaneous items.

When the residents returned home they noticed the front door was open. Minney was seen inside the living room wearing a black sweatshirt and a mask. He then ran.

The residents caught up to Minney a few houses down on John Street and found him hiding behind the seat of a truck. When police arrived, he attempted to flee on foot but was tased by an officer and taken into custody.

Minney had 93 days jail time credit.

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By Ashley Bunton

[email protected]

Reach Ashley at the Record-Herald (740) 313-0355 or on Twitter @ashbunton

Reach Ashley at the Record-Herald (740) 313-0355 or on Twitter @ashbunton

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