Bellefonte man sentenced for business burglaries, robbery

From CDT staff reportsJune 6, 2014 

A Bellefonte man could spend more than three decades in jail for a crime spree through local businesses last year.

Jonathan J. Tenalio, 26, was sentenced Friday to 121/2 to 32 years. He had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery, one count of burglary and two counts of being in possession firearms without permission, all felonies.

The charges stem from a series of armed robberies and burglaries that took place in September 2013.

Tenalio took $226 in cash from Cove Pizzeria, $200 from Doan’s Bones Barbecue and $99 from the Nittany Budget Motel.

Tenalio was prohibited from possessing firearms due to two felony burglary convictions in 2010. He was also sentenced Friday for violating the conditions of that probation.

“He terrorized innocent people trying to make an honest living,” Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said in a press release.

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