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Man sentenced in burglary

July 28, 1997

A former Hagerstown man who bragged about his involvement in a September 1996 break-in was sentenced to six years in prison Monday in Washington County Circuit Court.

The role of Terry Lee Yost, 25, in the crime might have gone unnoticed otherwise, according to Assistant State's Attorney Arthur Rozes.

The break-in occurred Sept. 15-16, 1996, at the apartment of Brenda Hughes, 302 N. Potomac St., Rozes said. Among the items taken were a 27-inch television set, a VCR, a CD player and a Nintendo game machine, with a total value of more than $1,000.

Police got a tip that Yost was overheard bragging about having the stolen items, Rozes said.

Yost is serving a four-year sentence at the Maryland Correctional Institution for an unrelated theft. He also has a detainer on him for a violation of probation, according to his attorney, Carl Creeden.

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Judge Kennedy Boone originally sentenced Yost to the maximum 15-year sentence for felony theft but suspended all but the six years.

Restitution of $900 was ordered along with $815 in court costs. Probation was set at two years.

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