2017-07-12 / Front Page

Pair sentenced for Ridersville break-in

Two men who broke into Ridersville Cycle in Berkeley Springs, stole two motorcycles and then led police on a chase into Virginia last March have been sentenced in Morgan County Circuit Court.

Brandon R. Corbin, 21, of Ranson and Ryan K. Jackson, 30, of Harpers Ferry both received jail sentences during a sentencing hearing on June 27.

Circuit Judge Laura Faircloth sentenced Corbin to 1- 10 years in prison for grand larceny-aiding and abetting, a felony. Corbin pled no contest to the charge, which was the lesser offense of his original charge of breaking and entering and grand larceny.

Corbin will not receive any credit for time he has served on a separate Randolph

County charge, said court officials. His Morgan County sentence will run back-to-back with the jail term he is serving now.

Corbin and Jackson must jointly pay restitution of $1,814 to Ridersville Cycle for their crimes.

Jackson pled guilty to his original charges of breaking and entering and grand larceny. He was sentenced to 1-10 years in prison on each count. Those sentences will be served concurrently.

The pair was spotted trying to load up stolen dirt bikes from the Ridersville Cycle dealership last March after dark. A Morgan County Sheriff’s deputy pursued the men down U.S. 522 as they fled police into Frederick County, Va. The men were captured trying to escape into a wooded area.

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