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A Richmond man accused of breaking into Apple Market and stealing more than $1,000 will get a chance to defend himself in front of a jury.
Lorne B. Bivines is charged with burglary and stealing. Both are Class C felonies and each carry a maximum sentence of seven years in prison and fines of up to $5,000 if convicted.
On June 22 of last year, Richmond Police noticed the front door had been broken out of the Apple Market. It was the second time in as many months the store had been broken into according to police.
Shortly before the second break-in, Apple Market owners installed security cameras inside the store. Police identified Bivines as a possible suspect from the video that was taken from the second incident. Police went to Bivines’ home and were able to locate clothing that was worn by the person in the video.
Bivines went before Carroll County Associate Judge Kevin Walden last Friday to have a trial date of March 12 scheduled. Bivines received a change of venue and change of judge request. Prosecutors expect the trial to last about two days.