Man sentenced to prison in home burglary spree

Nicholas Stockwell, 27, was sentenced Thursday, August 8, 2019 to 30 years in prison.
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WASHOE COUNTY, NV (KOLO) - A man convicted in a series of home burglaries across Washoe County has been sentenced to prison.

The Washoe County District Attorney says 27-year-old Nicholas Stockwell was sentenced Thursday, August 8, 2019 to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of burglary back in May.

The case against Stockwell was investigated by detectives with the Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program (ROP) who identified Stockwell as the suspect in numerous residential burglaries committed throughout Washoe County during November and December of 2018. In several of the cases, the homeowners were asleep inside their homes during the burglaries. Numerous items of value were taken, including jewelry, bank cards, financial paperwork, car keys, computer equipment and prescription medication. After a thorough investigation, ROP detectives identified Stockwell and arrested him.

Deputy District Attorney Amos Stege filed formal criminal charges against Stockwell and led the prosecution of the case to sentencing. At sentencing, Deputy District Attorney Jeff Hoppe took over prosecution and highlighted that Stockwell represents one of the most dangerous threats to our community by victimizing innocent homeowners and their families and that the community can only be protected by imposing the maximum punishment on Stockwell.

He must serve a minimum of 12 years before he is eligible for parole.

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