Ethan P. Woodward Plea
District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today that Ethan P. Woodward (DOB 08/31/1990) pled guilty in the Barnstable Superior Court on 12 counts of Breaking and Entering in the Daytime with the Intent to Commit a Felony. Woodward also pled guilty to related charges including, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Vandalizing Property and Resisting Arrest. Woodward received a five year state prison sentence followed by three years supervised probation and ordered to pay back $14,000 in restitution.
The charges stem from an in depth investigation by Detective Jason Laber of the Barnstable Police Department. Ultimately, Woodward was caught on January 10, 2013 after a caller reported a house break in progress. Woodward was located exiting another home in that neighborhood and attempted to flee from police by running and throwing a brick through a woman’s window. Police were able to corral him and he was taken into custody. Subsequent investigation connected Woodward to 12 house breaks that had occurred in the Hyannis area over the previous three months.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Michelle L. Groff and investigated by the Barnstable Police Department.