Judge sentences man tied to burglary ring

2013-12-20T14:37:00Z 2014-09-17T15:04:06Z Judge sentences man tied to burglary ringGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
December 20, 2013 2:37 pm  • 

A man convicted for his role in a burglary ring tied to Lockwood drug dealer Walter White was sentenced on a pair of felony convictions on Friday.

Todd Edward Berry, 47, appeared in Yellowstone County District Court where Judge Ingrid Gustafson sentenced him for two felony counts of burglary by accountability.

Gustafson gave Berry concurrent sentences of five years to the Montana Department of Corrections, with all time suspended. He also has to pay a $1,500 fine and $538 in restitution.

According to court records, Berry was part of a group of drug users who burglarized storage units and sold the stolen goods to pay for drugs. Charging documents say he befriended an elderly woman who lived near him and gained access to her storage unit by offering to clean it.

He and several other people then stole from the unit, according to the affidavit.

Jonathon Warren Walker, another man convicted for his involvement in the burglaries, told investigators that he stole to settle drug debts with Walter White, according to court records.

White was recently sentenced on meth dealing and weapons charges to 12 1/2 years in federal prison.

White was shot in a gunfight in January in Lockwood. His son, Brandon White, has been charged in connection with the shooting, which prosecutors say involved a dispute over a $10,000 drug debt.

His trial on the matter is pending.

Several other people prosecutors connected to the burglaries have been convicted.

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