FARMINGTON — A Newport man was sentenced to serve five years with all but one month of the sentence suspended for stealing 11 guns from a Salem Township home last November, according to court documents.

David A. Ireland, 53, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Felony charges of burglary and aggravated furnishing of scheduled drugs were dismissed in an agreement made before sentencing.

According to court documents, Ireland and his 17-year-old son were charged last year in connection with a break-in at a residence in Salem Township and the theft of guns and ammunition. The son pleaded guilty to felony charges of burglary and theft in Juvenile Court this July.

As a part of Ireland’s sentencing, he must serve two years of probation after he is released from jail. Ireland and his son also were ordered to pay $9,210 in restitution to the burglary victim.

Lauren Abbate — 861-9252

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Twitter: @Lauren_M_Abbate


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