Crime

York County duo gets 8 years prison for York factory break-in

Joseph Taylor
Joseph Taylor

A pair of thieves from western York County —including one found at the scene of a York burglary just before Christmas face down in the grass —have been sentenced to eight years each for the crime.

David M. Pendleton, 43, and Joseph Wayne Taylor, 49, pleaded guilty to burglary, grand larceny and malicious injury to property in the case where they cut a hole in a fence and broke into a building on Kings Mountain Street where more than $20,000 in computer equipment was stolen.

When police arrived to investigate, they discovered a hole cut into a fence and several boxes of computer equipment that were apparently removed from the business. When an officer went through the hole in the fence, he reportedly found Taylor laying face down in some tall grass.

Taylor has two previous property crime convictions.

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