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Sandwich man facing felony burglary charges

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 9:36 a.m. CDT
Ryan D. Davis, DOB 7/12/93, who was charged with burgulary to a motor vehicle.

SANDWICH – A 20-year-old Sandwich man now faces felony charges after police say he broke into two cars near his home and stole a modem from one of them.

Ryan D. Davis, of the 800 block of N. Main St., was charged with two counts of burglary to a motor vehicle.

Police say he acted with Karter Hothan, 18, of the 600 block of N. Ash St., Sandwich, and attempted to steal items from two different cars. Davis allegedly took a modem found in a box from a car parked at the 200 block of East Ninth Street and ran away when homeowners approached him, court records show.

Officers were dispatched shortly after midnight Monday to Eddy and Ninth streets after receiving a report of two subjects attempting to burglarize the cars, court records show. They followed footprints in the snow to Davis' and Hothan's homes, according to court records.

Officers went to Hothan's home and talked to his mother, who told her son to contact police, court records show. Hothan was questioned at the Sandwich Police Department, where he gave police phone records between Davis and him and told police Davis stole a modem, court records show.

The Sandwich Police Department is still investigating Hothan's role in the case, said police Chief Jim Bianchi.

Police found Davis at his home at 6:25 a.m. Monday and arrested him. If convicted of the most serious charge, he will face up to seven years in prison. His bond was set at $40,000. Davis' next court date is scheduled for Dec. 17.

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