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Man stabbed during burglary sentenced to state prison

July 25, 2018 News Extra

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Patrick Bookwalter of Brady Township, Clarion County, charged in alleged home invasion in Fairview Township.

A Clarion County man who was stabbed several times after breaking into a home in Fairview Township was sentenced Wednesday to 5 to 10 years in state prison.

Patrick C. Bookwalter, 36, of Rimersburg was given credit for a year and 36 days time-served, after a brief hearing in which one of the victims in the break-in, Savannah M. Blust, told Doerr that she wanted to “see as much justice as possible.”

Blust, 24, said that she “kinda lives in fear” after the events of June 8, 2017, when Bookwalter and two other men broke into her Petrolia Road home in an attempt to steal proceeds of an illegal drug business.

Bookwalter pleaded guilty June 21 to felony burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary, after what police say was a failed attempt to burglarize a home shared by Blust and Macklin C. Haye, 24.

Both Blust and Haye ultimately pleaded guilty to drug-related charges stemming from the case, and were sentenced to county jail and probation.

Read the full article in the Butler Eagle.

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