By Michael Kloppenburg
For the Star-Gazette
The man accused of burglarizing the Depot Restaurant in Virginia pleaded guilty Wednesday to one felony count of burglary in that case. Gregory Hagen of Ashland also entered guilty to pleas to two other felony charges stemming from a separate incident in September. The break-in at the Depot occurred on Oct. 17, 2013.
Hagen’s other charges stem from a break-in at the home of David and Martha Moffitt in Ashland on Sept. 15, 2013. He pleaded guilty to residential burglary and theft over $500 in that case.
A sentencing hearing was set for March 6 for both cases. The residential burglary charge, a class one felony, is Hagen’s most serious charge. It is a class one felony and may result in a prison sentence of 4 to 15 years. The burglary charge is a class two felony with a possible prison sentence of three to seven years and the theft over $500 is a class three felony punishable with a possible two to five years in prison.
As part of his plea deal, any prison sentence will be capped at seven years if Hagen cooperates fully with authorities. Within the limit of the sentencing cap, Hagen’s plea is an open plea in which Judge Bob Hardwick, Jr. will decide what punishment to impose.