2017-07-18 / Front Page

Quincy man sentenced

Robert Yost Robert Yost Robert Harold Yost, age 35, of Quincy, was sentenced on Tuesday morning in the Owen Circuit Court I after pleading guilty as charged to burglary, a level 5 felony. The charge stemmed from a December 2016 investigation conducted by Deputy Brandon Gasparovic of the Owen County Sheriff’s Department.

According to probable cause affidavit submitted by the deputy, officers were dispatched to a burglary in progress at an uninhabited residence on Tower Road on December 19. The reporting party advised that the suspect had left the scene in a gray Ford Contour. Officers also learned from the reporting party that he had taken photographs of the suspect and his vehicle. Once officers arrived at the residence, they immediately began processing the scene and collecting evidence.

Later on the same date, officers located the suspect and his vehicle in the town of Cataract. Officers identified the driver as Yost and confirmed that he was the same person who was captured in the photographs taken by the reporting party. After being read his rights, Yost agreed to speak with officers. He denied any involvement in the burglary even after being shown photographic evidence to the contrary.

According to Owen County Prosecutor Don VanDerMoere, Yost admitted during the sentencing hearing that he committed the burglary while on probation out of Morgan County for an unrelated offense of possession of methamphetamine. The prosecutor advised that Yost was sentenced to four years fully executed at the Department of Corrections with this sentence running consecutive to his pending petition to revoke probation out of Morgan County.

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