Nor­ris­town man sen­tenced in bur­glary

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - LOCAL - By DAN CLARK

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.

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