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Burglary case back to square one

March 18, 2018 News Extra

Patrick L. Duncan

A guilty plea and the corresponding sentence for a Clearfield Township man charged with burglarizing several businesses in the county were withdrawn Monday.

Patrick L. Duncan, 37, was charged last year for allegedly burglarizing several businesses, including the T-bar in Clearfield Township, the Dew Drop Inn in Donegal Township, the Slovak Club in Butler Township and the McBride Station in Penn Township.

On Feb. 2 Duncan was sentenced to 9 to 18 months in Butler County Prison followed by probation, after pleading guilty to one count of felony burglary, two counts of felony criminal trespassing and several misdemeanors, according to court records.

However, the defense and prosecution in Butler County were unaware that at least one of Duncan's crimes happened during a probation period for a previous conviction; the prosecution of Duncan's case will have to start over.

Read more about this case in Tuesday's Butler Eagle.