FITCHBURG -- A Townsend man was sentenced to two years in the House of Correction after pleading guilty to breaking into and ransacking a Lunenburg home in April, according to court documents.

Shawn Gyles, 31, of 140 Lunenburg Road, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering a building in the daytime for felony, three counts of malicious destruction of property over $250 and one count of malicious destruction of property under $250.

On April 9, Gyles broke into a West Townsend Road home and took jewelry, sterling silverware, a camera, a GPS, 76 rounds of .22-caliber ammunition, a set of Swiss Army knives and other items, valued at about $755. Gyles caused about $1,000 worth of damage to the home's garage, a window and a sliding glass door. Gyles was also given two years of probation. He was given credit for 10 days served.


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