Local man gets 4-plus years in burglary

FAIRMONT – A 34-year-old Fairmont man was sentenced Monday for his role in the burglary of a man at his workplace north of Fairmont in December 2012.

Justin Kenneth Kabe was one of a reported group of six involved in the burglary and assault of a man at Henway manufacturing.

Court complaints state that Kabe and the group had been talking about crimes and knew the man carried a large amount of cash.

When the man went to work in the early morning hours, the group attacked and assaulted him and stole his money.

Kabe entered a guilty plea Monday to one count of aiding and abetting first-degree burglary and was sentenced to 56 months in prison.

Kabe will serve two-thirds of his sentence in prison, with the final third on intense supervised release if he exhibits good behavior. He is also required to pay $2,145 in restitution.

Out of the group of six, only Kabe and a woman who reportedly drove the group to the workplace have been charged with the crime so far.

“It is a case we’re still working on,” said Martin County Attorney Terry Viesselman.

The alleged driver, Stephanie Elaine Danielson, 30, pleaded guilty to an amended plea of simple robbery last month and is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday.