Defendant, Dwayne Armand Weir, was sentenced on Friday to an aggregate term of 20 – 54 years in the state prison. This sentence was the culmination of a lengthy investigation and prosecution that involved multiple jurisdictions. The charges filed in Lancaster County were as follows: Burglary (9 counts); Theft (28 counts); Receiving Stolen Property (6 counts); Criminal Conspiracy (7 counts); Persons Not to Possess Firearms (4 counts); Criminal Trespass (1 count); Flight to Avoid Apprehension (1 count); Escape (1 count); Agricultural Vandalism (1 count); Attempted Escape (1 count); and Weapons or Implements for Escape (1 count). The Defendant was convicted by a jury of Burglary and Theft, and subsequently pleaded nolo contendere to the remaining charges.
The investigators who filed the charges were: Trooper Todd McCurdy of the Pennsylvania State Police; Lt. Steve Englert of the Susquehanna Regional Police Department; Det. George Brace and Sgt. Russ Geier of the West Hempfield Township Police Department; and Det. Dave Odenwalt of the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office. These investigators were assisted by many other officers, troopers and investigators who worked collaboratively to assure a successful result.
The case was prosecuted by First Assistant District Attorney Christopher P. Larsen in the courtroom of the Honorable David L. Ashworth.