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A Newport News man was sentenced to 15 years on Tuesday for breaking into and stealing from a home in Williamsburg’s Port Anne subdivision.
Larry Eugene Coney Jr. was found guilty last May of breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit larceny with both charges stemming from an incident last spring.
On March 28, a homeowner in Port Anne returned to her house to find broken glass in her garage from a shattered rear window and a broken lock on one of the doors.
When Williamsburg Police officers arrived on the scene, they found drawers and cabinets had been rifled through and a web camera and microphone normally stashed in a desk drawer were missing.
A Port Anne resident testified at Coney’s trial in May that she had seen Coney in the neighborhood around the time of the crime. Keisha Johnson, who claimed she worked with Coney to commit the crime, also testified against him.
Judge Michael McGinty found the testimony against Coney credible enough to find him guilty of the charges against him, and sentenced him to 10 years for breaking and entering and five years for conspiracy to commit larceny.
The judge suspended all but two years of the sentence.
Though Coney requested his sentence run concurrently with time he is currently serving for another burglary in York County, McGinty denied his request.
Coney will required to pay restitution in the amount of $400.85 to the homeowners upon his release.
Johnson was also found guilty of grand larceny and conspiracy to commit grand larceny for her role in the incident. She was sentenced to five years in prison with all five years suspended. She shares responsibility with Coney for paying back the $400.85 in restitution.
Coney was also recently found guilty of a second-degree murder of a minor and an aggravated malicious wounding charge in Hampton, where he is accused of contributing to the death of a 3-year-old in 2014. He is still awaiting sentencing in that case.