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Suspect in Marathon Home Invasion Robbery Sent to Prison

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One of the suspects involved in a home invasion robbery in Marathon has been sentenced to spend up to 3 years in state prison.

Back in October, Cortland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a home on Route 11 in Marathon for a report of a robbery.

A caretaker, who was assisting the elderly residents there reported that two people entered the home, punched her and then took a safe containing money. Days later investigators arrested 19-year-old Ian Burke, 18-year-old Jennifer Kelly both of Spencer and 24-year-old Gage Hatch of VanEtten.

Police found the safe in a creek in the Town of Candor.

All three were charged with felony counts of burglary, grand larceny, and conspiracy.

The caretaker who is Burke’s mother, 49-year-old JaneMarie Burke of Owego Street Ext. Spencer was also arrested and charged with plotting the crime.

Mrs. Burke made arrangements to have her son and the other accomplices force their way in while she was working, assault her and take the safe. She was charged with felony counts of conspiracy, grand larceny, and making a false statement. She also was charged with misdemeanor counts of criminal facilitation and falsely reporting an incident.

Ian Burke was sentenced Thursday to 1-3 years in prison after pleading guilty to Grand Larceny in the 3rd.

Jane Marie Burke has also plead to the same charge and is due to be sentenced on July 2nd. Gage Hatch plead guilty to attempted grand larceny and will be sentenced on July 9th.

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