Three indicted after Peterborough home invasion
Three area teens accused of breaking into the basement of a Peterborough home last Christmas Eve and threatening a 17-year-old boy with a shotgun were recently indicted on a variety of felony charges by a Hillborough County Grand Jury.
Austin Cadorette, 18, and his brother, Dylan Cadorette, 17, both of Greenfield, and Isaac Lyons, 17, of Antrim were indicted on Feb. 14, according to court officials.
The indictments list the Cadorette brothers as living at the same address in Greenfield, although police reports when the three were arrested indicated that Dylan Cadorette lived in Bennington and Austin Cadorette in Antrim.
The three teens were arrested on the morning of Dec. 24, 2012, at a residence in Bennington, following police investigation into a reported break-in at a Lounsbury Lane home.
The intruders alledgedly smashed a basement window, reached in to unlock a deadbolt to gain entry into the house and threatened a 17-year-old boy, the homeowners’ son, who was sleeping in the basement.
The youth recognized the intruders and identified them to police, who arrested Lyons and the Cadorette brothers at about 6:30 a.m., two hours after the break-in. Nothing was taken during the incident, according to Peterborough police.
The Grand Jury indicted Lyons and both of the Cadorettes on charges of conspiracy to commit burglary, robbery, first-degree assault and two counts of burglary. The charges are identical for each of the three.
One of the burglary counts charges each of the teens with entering the residence without permission “with the purpose to commit the crime of theft.” The second burglary charges state that “at least one of them was armed with a deadly weapon, a firearm.”
The first-degree assault charges and the robbery charges state that the three teens acted in concert with or aided each other in using physical force against the victim, by hitting him in the head with a firearm. The charges do not specify which of the three was actually holding the firearm.
The conspiracy to commit burglary charges state that the three teens agreed to break into the home, that Lyons used a rock to break the window at the residence and that they brought a gun to the house.
The alleged crimes are all Class A felonies. The charges of first-degree assault, robbery and burglary while carrying a firearm have penalties of 10 to 20 years in prison with a $4,000 fine. The conspiracy charge and the other burglary charge have penalties of 7 1∕ 2 to 15 years in prison and a $4,000 fine.
Lyons was released on $5,000 cash bail on Jan. 3. Austin Cadorette and Dylan Cadorette were each released on $10,000 cash bail on Jan. 11.
In the wake of the Grand Jury indictments, which are not a determination of guilt or innocence, the three teens are scheduled to be arraigned in Hillsborough County Superior Court North on March 15.
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