Norristown man sentenced in burglary
COURTHOUSE — A Norristown man was sentenced to six to 12 years in a state prison for a burglary that occurred in Norristown in 2012.
According to court records, Brain Porter, 35, of the 1300 block of West Main Street, pleaded guilty with the court on Friday and was sentenced the same day. Porter will be given a little over a year of credit for time served.
He had been arrested and remained in jail since the day of the burglary.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Nov. 13, 2012 police were dispatched to the 900 block of West Washington Street.
The victim told police he had just come home from school and saw the door was slightly ajar. He said he did not think anything of it, and went inside.
He told police that as he was walking upstairs to his room he heard two voices; he walked downstairs and saw two men talking to each other. The two men saw the victim and fled from the back door of the home.
a Play Station 3 and two TVs were missing from the front room of the home.
The items stolen were valued at $1100.
Ten minutes after the initial dispatch, police witnessed two males walking in the area of Main and Hartranft streets.
One of the men matched the description the victim gave police. The victim later identi- fied Porter after he was in custody.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, police executed a search warrant in Porter’s apartment and found a .22 caliber firearm, a box of bullets, brass knuckles, two large knives and Porter’s wallet.
The affidavit of probable cause did not mention if the items stolen from the home were recovered.