5/12/11 9-Year Prison Sentences for 2 Burglars

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DATE/TIME: 05-11-2011 @ 1340 hours.

CONTACT OFFICER: Detective John Meeker

CASE # 10-6631

BY: Detective John Meeker #165

CRIME/INCIDENT: 211 PC – Robbery, 459 PC – Residential Burglary,

245(a)(1) PC – Assault W/Deadly Weapon, 236 PC – False Imprisonment

LOCATION: 2o,ooo block of Roff Way, Burney, Ca., 96013

VICTIM(S): Michael Furney

SUSPECTS(S): Montgomery, Pauline V. (age 19)

Ward, Vern Pro (age 19)

SYNOPSIS: On 03-07-2010 at 1346 hours (1:46 p.m.), there was an incomplete 911 call from the Roff Way address. It was later determined that Vern Pro Ward and Pauline Virginia Montgomery forced their way into Michael Furney’s residence. Both subjects grabbed knives from the kitchen. Montgomery held a knife to Furney’s throat and demanded his “dope.” Furney was punched in the face several times by Ward and fell to the floor as a result of the assault. Montgomery and Ward were later arrested

On 09-03-2010, Pauline Virginia Montgomery entered a “No Contest” plea to 245(a)(1) PC – Assault with a Deadly Weapon and 459 PC – Burglary: Residential. The 211 PC – Robbery charges were dismissed. Montgomery was sentenced to 9 years state prison for this case.

On 04-11-2011, Vern Pro Ward entered a “No Contest Plea” to 459 PC – Burglary: Residential and 236 PC – False Imprisonment. The 211 PC – Robbery charges were dismissed. Ward was sentenced to 9 years state prison.

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