Robert Madigan found Guilty
Cape & Island’s District Attorney Michael O’Keefe announced today that on May 22, 2015, Robert Madigan (DOB: 11/22/81) was found Guilty in the Barnstable Superior Court after a four day jury trial for Unarmed Burglary, Breaking and Entering in the daytime w/intent to Commit a Felony, Larceny over $250, Vandalism, Failing to Stop for a Police Officer, Operating to Endanger and Driving with a suspended license. The Defendant was sentenced by the Honorable Robert C. Rufo to 8 to 10 years in state prison followed by 10 years probation.
The Commonwealth proved that on October 20, 2013, Robert Madigan, along with co-defendant Ronald Renaud, committed an unarmed burglary at an unoccupied residence located on Shepard’s Place in Falmouth, stealing jewelry and coins. While Falmouth Police were investigating that break-in, they received a call from a concerned neighbor reporting suspicious activity of a man with a flashlight walking around another neighbor’s yard and peering into a residence located on Tarpon Road. Madigan and Renaud had cut through a screen slider and destroyed the front door casing of the residence, but were unable to gain entry in order to steal anything. The police arrived minutes later and encountered the defendants driving out of the neighborhood. The defendants refused to stop and a chase ensued. The chase ended when the vehicle skidded to a stop and driver Robert Madigan fled from the scene. Ronald Renaud was apprehended immediately, as he was trapped inside the vehicle, having broken his passenger door handle while trying to flee.
Inside the vehicle, the police found the jewelry and coins that had been stolen from the Shepard’s Place residence. Also located was a flashlight and a latex glove that matched a latex glove that had been left in the yard of the Tarpon Road residence.
Madigan ran to a nearby home and asked the homeowners if he could use their phone to make a call to get a ride. The residents were suspicious but allowed him to use their phone. When the defendant left, the homeowners immediately called the police to report their concern.
Co-Defendant Ronald Renaud (DOB: 10/03/77) had previously plead Guilty to Unarmed Burglary and several other indictments.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Nicole Manoog and investigated by the Falmouth Police Department, assisted by members of the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department.