Dustin Sheltra 27, of Charleston, pleaded not guilty in Orleans Superior Court to burglary, two counts of possession of stolen property and aggravated operation of a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent. Judge Lisa Warren set conditions of release and secured bail at $15,000, which means Sheltra would only have to submit ten percent of the bail ($1,500) to be released. However, Sheltra remains in pre-trial detention at Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury. Sheltra allegedly broke into a storage unit on July 5 at Affordable Self Storage in Coventry and stole many items, including a mountain bike and a road bike valued at thousands of dollars along with many fishing and camping supplies as well as 2 guns. Sheltra is also charged with stealing a John Deer Gator UTV on Nov. 23, 2022, from a residence in Derby. Sheltra faces a possible sentence of up to 40 years in prison and $13,000 in fines.
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