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Man sentenced in robbery of Buchanan Co. home

By Julie Newman
Published On: Apr 22 2013 10:57:54 PM CDT
Buchanan County, Va. -

A Greenbrier, Virginia man is sentenced to seven years behind bars, convicted of forgery and burglary.

Brian Eugene Gordon, 30, was found guilty of breaking into a home in Buchanan County, Virginia in 2011.

The family, whose home was burglarized, says Gordon stole a number of family heirlooms and robbed them of peace of mind in their own home.

The Commonwealth's Attorney's office says Gordon asked for an alternative sentence instead of a prison sentence, but his request was declined.

Gordon will have to serve four years on the burglary charge plus three additional years for violating his probation.