Plea deal on the table for Plymouth burglary suspect

Published on Thursday, 31 August 2017 20:09


PLYMOUTH - A Torrington man accused of burglarizing a Plymouth home and stealing more than $10,000 worth of property is pondering a plea deal.

Jessie Vanwhy, 36, appeared Thursday in Bristol Superior Court, where his attorney, Peter Matthews, said he has been offered a plea bargain by state prosecutors. Matthews was granted a continuance to give his client time to consider the deal - the terms of which were not put on the record.

Matthews also said he plans to contact Vanwhy’s attorney representing him in a violation of probation case out of Bantam Superior Court to see where that case stands.

Vanwhy, who is being held on $75,000 bond, was arrested by Plymouth police July 3 on charges of third-degree burglary, second-degree larceny, third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree breach of peace and credit card theft.

According to the police report, Vanwhy’s ex-girlfriend called local police that day, at about 5:23 p.m., and asked for an escort to her home, as she said she believed Vanwhy may have been at her home “lying in wait.” When officers arrived at the home with the woman, they found the front door unlocked and a broken window. Police said it appeared as though someone had broken in and left through the front door.

When the woman inspected the home, several things were discovered to be missing.

Police then put out a notification to multiple police agencies in the area to be on the lookout for Vanwhy’s vehicle.  Then, at about 7 p.m., Thomaston police reached out to local officers and said Vanwhy had just been involved in a motor vehicle accident. Inside his car, police found a number of items reported stolen during the Plymouth burglary, including silverware, a chainsaw, numerous pieces of jewelry and a credit card.

Vanwhy was taken into custody after receiving treatment at Bristol Hospital for allegedly punching out a window during the burglary.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at

Posted in The Bristol Press, General News, Plymouth on Thursday, 31 August 2017 20:09. Updated: Thursday, 31 August 2017 20:12.