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Prison time ordered for man convicted in Woodbury burglary

A Washington County judge in June sentenced a man convicted of burglarizing a Woodbury house to prison time.

Cameron Thomas Lloyd, no permanent address, was sentenced to 34 months in prison. He was convicted in March of first-degree burglary after entering a guilty plea in the case.

According to Minnesota court records, the case represents the fourth felony guilty plea Lloyd - who formerly lived in Woodbury - has entered since August 2010. All four were burglary convictions, according to state records. He also has a 2010 conviction for fleeing police.

The latest charges stemmed from a July 13, 2010, incident when a Woodbury woman reported that she had awakened to find $1,100 cash and a debit card missing from the purse left in the kitchen. Police investigated the residence - located in the 3400 block of Oxford Circle - and found evidence of forced entry on a three-season porch.

A fingerprint was located at the scene and sent to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for analysis. BCA officials reported the fingerprint belonged to Lloyd.

Police had already suspected Lloyd in the burglary. According to a criminal complaint, Lloyd's mother lives directly across the street from the burglarized house. Police said he had a history of coming and going from his mother's house.

Police made contact with Lloyd in September 2010 at the Washington County jail and showed him the fingerprint analysis. The complaint states he admitted to entering the victim's house without permission after receiving word that the residents were out of town.

Lloyd told police he had been "on the run" at the time and desperate for money. He denied knowing that anyone was home at the time of the burglary.

He received credit for 305 days served in jail. Terms of Lloyd's sentence call for him to pay a $50 fine and submit a DNA sample.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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