PRINCETON — Gibson Circuit Court jurors returned a guilty verdict Wednesday two a Princeton man tried for a second time on felony charges of residential burglary and theft.
Thomas N. Ritchie was charged with level 4 felony counts of residential burglary and theft in connection with a 2016 break-in report at a Princeton home. He was tried in October but the jury reached an impasse.
He was accused of burglarizing a home in the 100 block of North Ninth Street in Princeton, taking two televisions, an iPhone and an iPad while the occupant was staying in Evansville overnight.
After a jury was seated Monday, opening arguments and prosecution testimony were presented through Wednesday. Closing arguments concluded Wednesday afternoon, with the jury retiring to deliberate at 4:18 p.m.
The jury returned the guilty verdict in slightly less than two hours.
Deputy Prosecutor Sharon Werne presented the case against Ritchie, who was represented by defense attorney Ivan Arnaez.