Kingsley Man Sentenced To 180 Days In Jail For OC Burglary, Assault

Orange City, Iowa — A Kingsley man has been sentenced to jail for a Sioux County burglary.

According to Sioux County Attorney Thomas Kunstle, 52-year-old Troy D. Bainbridge of Kingsley was sentenced in Sioux County District Court for the crimes of Burglary and Assault.

Kunstle says that on September 19, 2021, around 1:20 a.m., the Orange City Police Department responded to a report of a burglary in progress after Bainbridge entered a residence armed with a firearm. Kunstle says Bainbridge pointed his handgun at the resident’s head specifically threatening to kill the resident before leaving the home without firing any shots. Further investigation revealed three subjects were inside the residence who cooperated with police, leading to Bainbridge’s arrest on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Assault while Participating in a Felony, Going Armed with Intent, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and Harassment in the First Degree. According to Kunstle, on January 8, 2022, Bainbridge was yet again arrested for violating a No Contact Order after he sent a text message to one of the victims from his burglary after the court ordered him to have no contact with that person.

On Monday, April 25, 2022, Bainbridge entered an Alford plea to Burglary in the Second Degree, a Class C Felony, and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. (A defendant entering an Alford Plea doesn’t plead guilty to the charges, but admits that the prosecution has sufficient evidence to obtain a conviction.)

Pursuant to a Plea Agreement, the Court sentenced Bainbridge to an indeterminate 10-year prison sentence which was suspended, and a 180-day jail sentence which is set to begin on May 16. After serving 90 days, the sentence stipulates that Bainbridge shall receive work release for the remainder of his jail sentence. Bainbridge was further ordered to pay fines of nearly $15,000 and comply with a Department of Correction’s probation officer for a term not to exceed three years.


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