3 burglary defendants plead in Menno Township incidents

HUNTINGDON –Three Huntingdon County residents, involved in a burglary incident from 2017 in Menno Township, tendered pleas and were sentenced Nov. 29, according to court documents.

A staff member from the Huntingdon County District Attorney’s office said Chace P. Gable, 19, of Alexandria pleaded guilty to several charges stemming from prior incidents, including some in Mifflin County, although the charges related to the Menno Township burglary were dismissed.

According to court documents, Gable pleaded guilty to 17 counts burglary, one count attempted burglary and one count criminal mischief and faces a minimum of 54 months and maximum of nine years incarceration, followed by 10 years probation. Additionally, court documents state that Gable is Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive eligible and financially responsible to pay the costs of prosecution as well as fines totaling $3800.

Randy Wible, 20, of Huntingdon, pleaded guilty to felony burglary and was sentenced to one year probation according to his attorney, Stephanie Cooper.

Cooper said Wible also pleaded guilty to other related charges and faces an aggregate sentence of a minimum of 11 months and maximum of 23 months incarceration with a time-served credit of 117 days.

Documents state that Colton W. Cook, 19, of Huntingdon, pleaded no-contest to one felony count burglary, with regard to the Menno Township incident, and was sentenced to a minimum of six and a maximum of 12 months incarceration. Cook was also deemed RRRI eligible, according to court documents.

The charges against Wayne A. Butler III, 21, of Huntingdon, related to the Menno Township incident, were dismissed on Nov. 9.

In September, Gable, Cook, Butler and Wible were charged in Mifflin County with a total of four criminal counts each after reportedly stealing a variety of products from a Menno Township business as well as damaging the front door and change machine last year, court documents state.

According to court documents, Gable, Cook, Butler and Wible reportedly pried open the front door to an automotive repair shop and car dealer in Allensville, stole $256 in tobacco products as well as damaged a change machine located at the rear of the business in November 2017.

In June 2018, Wible admitted to the burglary and advised police of Gable’s, Cook’s and Butler’s involvement, court documents indicate. In August, documents state that Gable admitted his involvement in the incident to police and advised police that he and the other three forced their way into the building, stole the tobacco products and attempted to break into the change machine.

The cases were transferred from Mifflin County in early November, as there were other related charges pending in Huntingdon county, said Mifflin County District Attorney Christopher Torquato.