Duluth man sentenced in Douglas County burglariesA Duluth man who took part in a series of burglaries at Douglas County businesses has received the same sentence as his accomplice.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Duluth man who took part in a series of burglaries at Douglas County businesses has received the same sentence as his accomplice.
Shaun Michael Pfuhl, 26, pleaded guilty to three counts of misdemeanor theft and one felony count of burglary Monday in Douglas County Circuit Court. One count of possession of burglarious tools was dismissed. Pfuhl was sentenced to two years probation, concurrent for the theft counts, and he spend 90 days in jail. Huber work release was granted. He was also ordered to pay restitution of $3,665.44, undergo a chemical dependency evaluation and follow recommendations, pay a $100 fine plus court costs and have no contact with the two businesses he stole from, the Village Market in Poplar and Roadhouse BP in Hawthorne.
A deferred judgment of conviction agreement was entered on the burglary count. If Pfuhl successfully completes his probation, pays off the restitution and complies with all laws and ordinances, the burglary count would be amended to one count of misdemeanor theft with no further penalties in January 2015.
The sentence is identical to that of a second person involved in the burglaries, Amanda Lee Pfuhl.
According to the criminal complaints, the Pfuhls broke into Roadhouse BP on May 24 and June 8. Both times, the glass front doors were smashed and an unknown number of cigarettes were taken. They also broke into the Village Market on Aug. 14 and 29 to steal cartons of cigarettes.
The Pfuhls, who were not employed at the time, sold the cigarettes on the street to make money.