Tice arraigned on burglary, B&E charges

CADIZ James Patterson Tice, 38, 42983 Hammond School Road, Wellsville, appeared in Harrison County Common Pleas Court June 16 and was arraigned on four counts of burglary, a felony of the third degree carrying sentence of one to five years and a fine of up to $10,000 on each count. Tice was also arraigned on nine counts of breaking and entering, a felony of the fifth degree carrying sentences of six to 12 months and a fine of up to $2,500.

Harrison County Prosecutor Shawn Hervey represented the state. Judge Michael Nunner presided. Tice was without representation and a plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf.

Tice and two others are accused in a series of break-ins around Sally Buffalo Park November-February. About $10,000 worth of tools, sporting goods, electronics and vehicles were stolen.

Hervey noted that Tice has a prior felony record and was living in a non-contiguous county. Bond was set at $15,000 with $1,500 deposited.

Tice was released on his own recognizance. He is to remain in the state and is not permitted the use of alcohol or drugs. He is to have no contact with co-defendants.

Tice was placed under house arrest and subject to GPS surveillance. He is to be home 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tice asked the court to take into account that he currently works two jobs seven days per week, and that he has always adhered to court instructions. Scheduling matters will be settled with the court.

DeFrank can be reached at rdefrank@timesleaderonline.com