Petersburg man gets 5 years in prison for PG break-in
By Blake Belden, Staff Writer
Sep 16, 2013, 12:43
PRINCE GEORGE — A Petersburg man was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with 15 years suspended, on Thursday morning for breaking into a Prince George man’s home and stealing his motorcycles.
Kip Bailey, 20, was convicted of four felonies in June by Judge Sam Campbell for breaking into Michael Eads’ garage, stealing his motorcycles and shooting a firearm at Eads while fleeing the scene. Eads was not harmed by the gunfire.
Although Bailey was found guilty of four felonies, the commonwealth asked that two convictions for attempted homicide and use of a gun while committing a felony be dismissed on account of technicalities so that they can be brought back up in a different form down the road, said Commonwealth’s Attorney Jay Paul.
“We intend to bring additional charges up at the next grand jury,” Paul said.
Campbell handed Bailey the longest amount of suspension allowed by state law, 10 years suspended on 10 years for grand larceny and five years suspended on 10 years for breaking and entering.
His suspension exists “on conditions that he keeps the peace, be of good behavior, pay $800 restitution and be on indefinite supervised probation,” Paul said.
Prince George authorities arrested Bailey in December of 2012 after investigators found his cell phone lying in Eads’ driveway after the shooting occurred.