AUGUSTA — A city woman has pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal conspiracy in connection with a home invasion last year in Manchester.

Mary Catherine A. Tatlock, 30, was among four people charged with taking part in that robbery and burglary on Sept. 5, 2011, in which a woman living at the Prescott Road home was awakened at 2 a.m. by a masked man threatening her with a knife. Jewelry and other items were taken.

Tatlock was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with all but four years suspended, and three years’ probation.

In exchange for Tatlock’s pleading to criminal conspiracy, charges of robbery and burglary were dismissed.

Charges remain pending against co-defendants Ricky Allen Lane, 24, and Benjamin Daniel Pilsbury, 28, both of Augusta; and Michael Jo Ruth, 36, of Gardiner.

Tatlock is prohibited from having contact with them and with the home’s residents.

Lane and Ruth both confessed to the home invasion, according to an affidavit filed in Kennebec County Superior Court by sheriff’s deputy Jesse Duda. Each man claimed the other was the one who carried the knife during the home invasion, Duda wrote.

The affidavit says a plot was hatched to get money for cocaine. Tatlock targeted the couple, police said, because she had been to the home and seen a large jewelry box there.

Several other people were sentenced last week in separate hearings in Kennebec County Superior Court:

* Charles M. Doyon, 37, of Augusta, failing to stop for an officer Aug. 20, 2011, in Augusta; $250 fine.

* Wesley A. Glidden, 28, of Jefferson, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer July 1, 2011, in Windsor; 90-day jail sentence.

* Dennis R. Hanson, 56, of Augusta, leaving the scene of an accident Jan. 17, 2011, in Augusta; $200 fine.

* Tyler T. Moulton, 30, of South China, assault July 29, 2011, and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer July 30, 2011, both in Augusta; $500 fine.

* Mark Varanelli, 51, of South China, theft by deception June 7, 2010, in South China; 364-day jail sentence, all suspended, one-year probation, $3,321 restitution.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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