DuBois, PA – A DuBois man who was accused of two burglaries will spend a long sentence in state prison.
Gonzales was sentenced to a total of 40 months to 10 years in state prison for the two burglaries. He’ll also have to pay restitution of $5,700.
The first burglary case happened last June when Gonzales is accused of breaking into a Spring Avenue house in DuBois with three other people and stealing more than $68,000 worth of items.
Then on Feb. 21 of this year, Gonzales was charged in another attempted burglary at a home on Locust Street. The victim said that someone had been kicking the back door of his house, trying to get inside. When the victim confronted the man, the burglar allegedly shoved him down the stairs and pulled out a knife. By the time that police arrived, the victim said the suspect had fled down an alley. Police were able to find Torry Gonzales, who matched the description. Gonzales fled at first, but police later caught him hiding under a porch.
Two of the three other people involved in the first June burglary have pleaded guilty. 32-year-old Travis Gonzales was sentenced to 29 months to 5 years in state prison. 22-year-old Rikki Stephens was sentenced to 7 months to 14 months in the county jail, plus two years consecutive probation. Both of them were also ordered to pay nearly $8,900 in restitution.