Burglar with rap sheet gets 3 years, 4 months

The oldest member of a band of burglars who broke into an east Medford home in February, surprising a caretaker who called in the crime while hiding in the bathroom, was sentenced Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court.

Lisa Tinoco-Marsh, 37, was sentenced by Judge William Purdy to three years and four months in prison for her part in the interrupted burglary. A $10,795 restitution charge must be paid by Tinoco-Marsh and her co-conspirators, said Beth Heckert, county chief deputy district attorney.

"The rest of these defendants are young. (Tinoco-Marsh) was the adult who drove the car there. And she has prior criminal convictions," Heckert said.

Tinoco-Marsh, along with Jose Manuel Macias, 17, Duanne Allyn Weakley, 19, Paula Lee, 17, and Dustin Groncki, 17, were arrested on theft and burglary charges after breaking into a home on Hillcrest Road in Medford on Feb. 4 while the resident was on vacation, said Heckert.

The home belonged to Lee's grandfather. Lee and her friends were stealing electronics, tools and jewelry when the resident's brother interrupted the burglary. The brother hid in a downstairs bathroom and dialed 9-1-1. The suspects remained upstairs debating on whether to shoot the man with a gun they had found, police have said.

The burglars were trying to match bullets to the weapon when better judgment took over and they smashed out a window and escaped, Jackson County sheriff's Detective Sgt. Colin Fagan said shortly after the crime.

"This was one of those scary situations where the caregiver came over and interrupted the burglary," Heckert said.

Tinoco-Marsh and Macias both pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary in separate court appearances in June. Judge Ray White sentenced Macias to two years, three months in the state penitentiary. He also was given three years' post-prison supervision. In exchange for Macias' plea agreement, prosecutors dropped first-degree aggravated theft and criminal mischief charges. Tinoco-Marsh pleaded guilty to the burglary charge in exchange for having similar charges dropped.

Weakley pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary in April. He will be sentenced in June, court records show.

Macias was linked to an armed burglary of a home in the 100 block of Garden Row in Gold Hill on Jan. 27, Fagan said. He and accomplice Rodney Timothy Redondo, 20, ordered the resident onto the floor at gunpoint. They then loaded the victim's property into a duffel bag and fled, Fagan said.

Macias' sentence includes his jail time for the Gold Hill crime. Macias was sentenced to 13.5 months for each conviction, said White.

Redondo pleaded guilty to a single charge of theft by receiving and was sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months' probation, court records show.

Lee and Groncki were charged in juvenile court, Heckert said. The results of their cases were not immediately available.

Reach reporter Sanne Specht at 776-4497 or e-mail sspecht@mailtribune.com.

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