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Cashwell Sentenced as Habitual Felon

On Sept. 13, Jeffrey Stuart Cashwell, 55, plead guilty to breaking or entering a motor vehicle, larceny of a firearm, three counts of obtaining property by false pretenses, and two counts of financial transaction card theft. Mr. Cashwell also admitted to being a habitual felon.


In May 2016, Mr. Cashwell broke into two separate vehicles and stole property from each. Among the items stolen were credit and debit cards, which were used at various locations in Boone. A detective with the Boone Police Department obtained video surveillance from the businesses where the stolen financial transaction cards were used and was able to identify Mr. Cashwell as the perpetrator.

The Honorable Gary M. Gavenus, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge, sentenced Mr. Cashwell as a habitual felon, resulting in a sentence of a minimum of 6 years and 5 months, and a maximum of 10 years and 11 months in prison.

“My office continues to be committed to aggressively prosecuting habitual felons,” District Attorney Seth Banks said in a statement.  “Repeat offenders are responsible for a large proportion of the criminal acts that we see in our community.  The District Attorney’s Office will continue to use the habitual felon laws to take repeat offenders out of our neighborhoods.  I appreciate the efforts of Assistant District Attorney Matt Rupp and the hard work of the Boone Police Department in helping to put another habitual felon behind bars.”