By Jean A. Flanagan
Three men pleaded guilty to felony charges in Hardy County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Aug. 2.
With the help of an interpreter, Anibal Jose Camacho-Orengo, 27, of Moorefield, pleaded guilty to one count of burglary. Two other counts on the indictment – once count of grand larceny and one count of conspiracy – were dismissed.
According to court documents, while the victims were incarcerated at the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail, Camacho-Orengo broke into their apartment and stole two televisions, a DVD player, two gaming systems and three controllers.
Camacho-Orengo said the people he stole from, stole from other people. “They would steal from other people and brag about it,” he said.
“He was trying to teach them a lesson,” attorney Zelene Harman said. “We understand the Robin Hood defense wouldn’t pass muster with a jury.”
Harman said Camacho-Orengo was faithful in reporting to probation as ordered and was working.