Man pleads guilty to burglary of home; stolen firearm case continues

Published 10:13 am Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A man accused of robbing a Brookhaven resident’s home in 2015 pleaded guilty Monday to one count of burglary of a dwelling.

David D. Bias

David D. Bias

David D. Bias, 41, was arrested Aug. 21 for breaking and entering the home of Darryl McCullough. According to an April 22 indictment, Bias broke into McCullough’s home sometime between July 1 and Aug. 16, 2015, and again Aug. 17, 2015, with the intent to commit larceny.

Bias was sentenced to nine years — with five years suspended and four years to serve — along with five years of post-release supervision. Bias will also be required to pay a $3,000 fine, $250 to the Crime Victim Compensation Fund, $419.50 in court costs and $300 in restitution to McCullough.

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Stolen firearm case continues

A hearing for Henry A. Bracey, 37, charged with possession of stolen property and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, was continued until Oct. 3 at the request of the defense.

Henry A. Bracey

Henry A. Bracey

Bracey was accused in a March 24, 2015, indictment of knowingly possessing a stolen Marlin 444 rifle on or about Dec. 28, 2014.

Bracey pleaded guilty to possession of at least two but less than 10 grams of cocaine on Feb. 11, 2014.

Bracey shares the indictment with Pearly E. Thomas and Michael W. Carroll, who are also accused of possessing the firearm illegally.

Caroll pleaded guilty on Oct. 6, 2015 and Thomas pleaded guilty on Feb. 9, 2016. Both Thomas and Caroll were sentenced to house arrest and post-release supervision.