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Prison time in invasion attack

Trio arrested in 2012 break-in are sentenced

Austin Cadorette, Isaac Lyons and Dylan Cadorette appeared at the 8th Circuit Court in Jaffrey on Monday for a probable causing hearing.

(Staff photo by Alyssa Dandrea)

Austin Cadorette, Isaac Lyons and Dylan Cadorette appeared at the 8th Circuit Court in Jaffrey on Monday for a probable causing hearing. (Staff photo by Alyssa Dandrea)

PETERBOROUGH —Nearly a year after they were arrested following a Christmas Eve break-in at a Lounsbury Lane home, three area teens have pleaded guilty to felony charges and have been sentence to jail time.

Austin Cadorette and his brother, Dylan Cadorette, both of Greenfield, and Isaac Lyons of Antrim were arrested on the morning of Dec. 24, 2012, at a residence in Bennington, following police investigation into the Lounsbury Lane break-in. They were accused of smashing a basement window, reaching in to unlock a deadbolt to gain entry into the house and threatening a then-17-year-old boy, the homeowners’ son, who was sleeping in the basement. Dylan Cadorette was accused of beating the boy with the barrel of a shotgun during the home invasion.

The boy recognized the intruders and identified them to police, which led to the arrests.

Last week, Dylan Cadorette, who is now 18, was sentenced to 3 ½ to 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to felony charges of burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and first degree assault, according to Assistant Hillsborough County Attorney Kenneth Perkes.

“He was the one who had the gun and did the beating of the victim,” Perkes said about Dylan Cadorette on Tuesday.

In October, Austin Cadorette, who is now 19, was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary.

The Cadorettes were each given a suspended sentence of 7 ½ to 15 years on a charge of robbery. Those sentences were suspended for 10 years and will not be enforced if the brothers stay out of legal trouble after being released from jail, Perkes said.

The Cadorettes are both currently incarcerated in prison.

Perkes said Dylan will be eligible for parole after 3 ½ years served and Austin will be eligible after two years.

“Both showed a lot of remorse and said they were sorry for what they did,” Perkes said. “They said they were trying to get their lives in order.”

Lyons, who is now 18, pleaded guilty to a charge of being an accomplice to burglary and was sentenced on Oct. 12 to 12 months in state prison, which he is now serving. He was also given a 3 ½ to 7 year suspended sentence on a charge of conspiracy to commit burglary. Other charges against Lyons were not carried forward by prosecutors.

“On a 12-month sentence, he’s likely to serve eight or nine months, depending on behavior,” Perkes said.

A fourth man, Samuel Ruoff, 22, of Antrim, who drove the Cadorettes and Lyons to the Lounsbury Lane home, pleaded guilty in May to a charge of being an accomplice to burglary and is currently serving a two to four year sentence in state prison.

In testimony at a probable cause hearing on Dec. 31, 2012, Sgt. Vint Boggis, the Peterborough Police prosecutor, said he had responded to the Lounsbury Lane residence to find blood all over the floor of the 17-year-old’s basement bedroom. Boggis said Dylan Cadorette had shown the boy a weapon, which the boy described as a shotgun, had pulled the gun open to show ammunition in the chamber and then hit the boy repeatedly over the head. 

Two days after the incident, the parents of the boy who was injured said their son had fought back against the intruders, who may have thought he had money in the downstairs bedroom because he was in the market to buy a car. “My son doesn’t remember much,” said Maria Carpenter of Peterborough at the time. “He said he woke up and a gun was pointing in his face. My fear is what would have happened if the gun had gone off.”

Carpenter and her husband, Gary Carpenter, were in an upstairs bedroom at the time of the break-in and didn’t wake up until their son appeared, bleeding, in the bedroom doorway.

The Ledger-Transcript was unable to contact the Carpenters on Wednesday for comment on the sentencing.

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