BENNINGTON -- A man accused of possessing stolen property, violating probation, and pouring honey into a gas tank will serve at least 6 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to a number of charges Tuesday.
Leroy Lacross, 46, pleaded guilty to petit larceny, buy/receive/sell stolen property, two counts of violating release conditions, a felony count of buy/receive/sell stolen property, and felony unlawful mischief. He was given a 3- to 5-year suspended sentence and will at least serve 6 months of it.
In February, Lacross was arrested by Vermont State Police after they and other local authorities conducted a search of the Foster’s Cannery on Benmont Avenue. The Cannery is a recycling center which also buys precious metals and some jewelry.
In March, Lacross was charged with stealing a chainsaw after police spoke to a number of people whose possession the saw had passed through. Later in March he was accused of pouring honey into vehicle’s gas tank and in a separate incident, driving over a woman’s foot as he backed out of a driveway during an argument with her. He pleaded guilty to the foot incident in July and was placed on probation.
-- Keith Whitcomb Jr.