Agreement near on multiple burglary chargesBy Patrick McArdlE
Staff Writer | November 07,2012BENNINGTON — Attorneys involved in the case of a Shaftsbury man facing more than 30 charges dating back to March involving allegations of multiple burglaries said on Tuesday that an agreement had been reached to resolve the case and asked a judge to schedule a change-of-plea hearing.
Eric Lambert, 25, of Shaftsbury, has been charged with multiple counts of burglary and possession of stolen property. Most of the people who reported the alleged crimes to police were family members, friends or neighbors including a woman who allowed Lambert to stay with her while he had criminal charges pending.
On Tuesday, Bennington County Deputy State’s Attorney Alexander Burke asked Judge Cortland Corsones to schedule a 90-minute hearing, where Lambert would plead guilty and be sentenced, “as soon as the court’s schedule allows.”
T. Lamar Enzor, who represents Lambert, agreed that a “broad outline of an agreement” had been reached although he said the prosecution and defense still had to “hammer out some details.”
Corsones agreed but told the attorneys the court would have to provide them a date for the new hearing after a review of the court’s schedule.
Lambert has been held without bail since June after he was accused of breaking a curfew set by the court on several occasions. He was also charged with new crimes which police said happened after Lambert was first arraigned in March.
Although he has a number of pending charges, Lambert has no previous criminal history.MORE IN Southern VermontBENNINGTON — A Bennington College class, supported by the National Science Foundation, is... Full Story
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