Tryon man sentenced to 18 years in prison for burglary/habitual felon

Published 10:00 pm Friday, October 14, 2016

TRYON – A Tryon man was sentenced to 18 years in prison in September for second-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and for being a habitual felon.

Ronnie Bell, of 963 Hwy. 176 South, Tryon, was found guilty by a jury during Henderson County Superior Court the week of Sept. 19-30, according to district attorney Greg Newman’s office.

A jury found Bell guilty of second-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools. Bell also pled guilty to habitual felon status. Bell was sentenced by judge Mark E. Powell to a cumulative sentence of 216 months in prison.

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