North Attleboro Man Who Stole $20,000 Worth of Laptops from Mansfield Businesses Sentenced to Prison

Bristol County District Attorney’s OfficeThomas M. Quinn IIIDistrict Attorney

Press ReleaseMay 31, 2022

A 60-year-old North Attleboro man who broke into multiple businesses at the Cabot Business Park in Mansfield and committed a string of laptop thefts in late 2018 was sentenced last week to serve six to eight years in state prison, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.

Reginald Shepard pleaded guilty in Fall River Superior Court to indictments charging him with five count of breaking and entering during the nighttime to commit a felony and five counts of larceny over $1,200.

The defendant committed the break ins and robberies during a three-month stretch between August 31, 2018 and December 3, 2018.  In all, the defendant stole 11 laptops and accessories valued at more than $20,000 from five sperate businesses in the Mansfield business park.

A break in the case came on December 14, 2018, when Shepard was stopped for a traffic violation on West Street in the industrial park by Mansfield Police.  The defendant is a career criminal with arrests and convictions for similar offenses throughout eastern Massachusetts.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney William Flynn and the state prison sentence was imposed by Judge William White.

“The defendant has a lengthy history of committing similar crimes throughout the region. He needs to be kept off the street to protect the public,” District Attorney Quinn said.


Gregg Miliote

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