Man sentenced in nursing home robbery
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Criminal Court Judge Helen Toor on Monday handed out a four-to-10-year prison sentence to one of the two men involved in a July 4, 2012, armed robbery at a Bristol nursing home.
As part of a plea deal first agreed upon in February, Timothy Boardman, 42, of Monkton will get credit for time already served. Boardman must also pay $141 of court costs.
Boardman was arrested on July 5 and charged with armed robbery after he and another man (identified as Alec T. Morse, 20) allegedly forced their way into the Living Well Care Home on Maple Street and made off with narcotics on July 4.
Police alleged that two suspects, armed with tire irons, grabbed an employee as she was leaving at around 10 p.m. and forced her to re-enter the facility. Once inside, Boardman allegedly demanded drugs and cash from the home.
On Monday, Toor formally accepted a guilty plea from Boardman for the offense.
The initial investigation, assisted by Vermont State Police and by the Vergennes Police Department, revealed the two suspects had fled on foot to a vehicle parked a short distance from the care home. Further investigation led to Boardman, according to court documents.
Bristol Police Officer Josh Otey applied for and obtained a search warrant for Boardman’s home in Monkton. That warrant was executed at approximately 6 a.m. on July 5. Police arrested Boardman while he was trying to flee from the home, according to police; Morse was taken into custody without incident inside the home. Police said they seized evidence connecting the two to the crime, including masks and tire irons.
Boardman after his initial arrest was taken to Rutland Regional Medical Center for observation because he was believed to have ingested a Fentanyl (narcotic) patch that had been stolen from the Living Well facility.
The Living Well Care Home had been the scene of a previous armed robbery in September 2011, and the Bristol Police Department worked with the facility to address security concerns.
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