Home in­va­sion sus­pect con­victed

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A young man ar­rested in con­nec­tion to a 2015 home in­va­sion in Bay Roberts has been con­victed of break and en­ter and armed rob­bery.

Evan James Fry, 23, was also con­victed for breach­ing his re­cog­ni­zance, but ac­quit­ted on theft of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle.

Judge Jac­que­line Brazil ren­dered her de­ci­sion Thurs­day morn­ing via tele­con­fer­ence in Har­bour Grace Pro­vin­cial Court.

Fry’s co-ac­cused, Joshua Wal­ter Burton, was sen­tenced last fall to more than six years in pri­son af­ter en­ter­ing guilty pleas.

Po­lice ar­rested the pair fol­low­ing a break-in at the home of 85-year-old Jean Hill­yard, who tes­ti­fied dur­ing Fry’s trial in Har­bour Grace. Hill­yard was con­fronted by Burton in her bed in the mid­dle of the night in May of 2015, although she never saw Fry. Burton later told po­lice Fry was in­side the house with him at the time of the rob­bery.

A sen­tenc­ing hear­ing is sched­uled to take place Sept. 22 in Har­bour Grace. Fry has re­mained in cus­tody since his ini­tial ar­rest.

TC MEDIA FILE PHOTO

Evan James Fry was con­victed last week on charges of break and en­ter and armed rob­bery in re­la­tion to a crime at the home of an el­derly wo­man in 2015.

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