1 1/2 years in prison for Iron County man


Staff Writer

CRYSTAL FALLS – An Iron County man who was originally sentenced to jail time for his part in a 2010 breaking and entering spree in Iron County has been re-sentenced to prison following a probation violation.

Ryan Roy Thunander, 33, has been sentenced in Iron County Trial Court to serve a minimum of a year and a half in prison. The maximum sentence is 14 years in prison.

Iron County Prosecutor Melissa Powell said that he violated his probation when he tested positive for a controlled substance.

In August 2011, Thunander was sentenced to serve six months in the Iron County Jail, to participate in the drug court program, and to serve three years of probation.

Thunander was sentenced on four felony counts of aiding and abetting a breaking and entering with intent to commit larceny and one felony count of uttering and publishing.

He was originally charged with 10 felonies.

The charges stemmed from multiple incidents that occurred throughout Iron County between September 2010 and December 2010.

Thunander admitted to driving his wife Rebecca Thunander to several different homes so she could break into them and steal money.

Rebecca was sentenced in June 2011 to serve a minimum of two and a half years in prison for her part in the crimes. She remains incarcerated at this time.

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