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.

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