October 20, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236
WORCESTER – A city man has pleaded guilty to charges related to two 2015 home invasions and was sentenced to up to 12 years in state prison, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Shayne McClair, 27, whose last known address was 70 Arlington St., pleaded guilty Thursday to 13 charges involving two separate cases. In one case he pleaded guilty to eight charges including home invasion, animal cruelty, armed assault in a dwelling, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and related gun charges. Animal cruelty was charged because he shot and killed a dog during the home invasion. Two other charges were dismissed.
Those charges stemmed from a home invasion at 2 Flagg St. on July 22, 2015.
In the other case, McClair pleaded guilty to home invasion, two counts of armed assault in a dwelling and two counts of armed robbery while masked. Those charges stemmed from a home invasion at 28 Christine St. In this case McClair left the home with about 30 pairs of shoes and jewelry.
In both cases McClair was with an unknown accomplice.
Judge Janet Kenton-Walker sentenced McClair to 10 to 12 years in state prison with three years of probation after he completes his sentence. Assistant District Attorney Tim Westerman prosecuted the cases.