Man pleads guilty in Genoa Bar burglary
January 2, 2014
A man who admitted burglarizing the Genoa Bar faces up to seven years in Nevada state prison.
Lenox Leonel Lacour, 29, appeared in Douglas County District Court on Monday where he pleaded guilty to one count of burglary.
In exchange for his guilty plea, two burglary counts against Lacour were dropped, according to defense attorney Kris Brown.
Both the defense and prosecution agreed to recommend sentence of 33-84 months, which would be served consecutively to his current prison sentence.
The maximum sentence for burglary is 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, Judge Michael Gibbons told Lacour.
Lacour admitted he broke into Nevada's Oldest Thirst Parlor and two homes north of Genoa intending to steal on Jan. 15, 2013. Investigators tracked Lacour down after finding blood at one of the crime scenes.
According to court documents, blood left at a home on Cloudburst was tested and Lacour allegedly turned out to be a match.
Investigators questioned him while he was in jail on the car thefts, and he told them that he and another man broke into the bar intending to take the ATM machine, but it couldn't be moved.
They took the cash drawer, but the alarm was going off and they left, according to the investigators' statements.
The suspects also reportedly left a dolly at the scene which officials have traced to a series of break-ins of Carson Valley businesses at the same time.
Loss to the Genoa Bar was estimated at $700.
Lacour is serving a 2-5 year prison sentence in connection with a Carson City incident involving the Feb. 5 theft of several cars whose owners left them running to warm up. He is not scheduled to be released from prison on those charges until 2015.
Brown asked that Lacour's sentencing be expedited because he was in an honor camp until he was brought to Northern Nevada Correctional Center for the Genoa Bar case.
Gibbons set sentencing for Jan. 27.