Newport man sentenced to 90 months in jail

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NEWPORT — A Newport man will spend 90 months behind bars for burglarizing a pharmacy as well as several firearms offenses.

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Daniel Greenwood, age 43, was sentenced to 90 months in jail.

Greenwood had previously pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon in October 2017 and to a burglary of the Kinney Drugs in Cambridge that same month.

At the time of offenses, Greenwood had absconded from state supervision and was a fugitive during late 2017.

He was arrested in late 2017 in Massachusetts and charged in connection with another burglary offense for which he is currently serving a sentence.

The firearms possession charge relates to a burglary of a residence in Thetford, on October 21, during which Greenwood attempted to steal the homeowner’s hunting rifle.

The homeowner, however, arrived home during the burglary and forcibly took back his rifle as Greenwood was fleeing the scene.

Greenwood has a prior federal firearms conviction, according to the charges.

The pharmacy burglary charge is a federal crime because Greenwood is alleged to have stolen over $500 in controlled substances during the burglary, which occurred on the night of October 15 when the pharmacy was closed.

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