A Centerville man was found guilty of burgling an Appanoose County home with an axe. A judge sentenced him to prison.

Jacob Anthony Susin, 41, of Centerville, was found guilty of going armed with intent, a class D felony, by Judge Daniel Wilson in April. Susin waived his right to a jury trial and instead opted for a judge to make a decision on the case based on “minutes of testimony,” a document of witnesses to be called and what they are expected to say.

Susin was sentenced last Monday, July 22, to five years in prison with a $750 fine.

Susin had also been charged with first-degree burglary and assault while participating in a felony. The court did not render a verdict on those charges and they were dismissed as part of the sentencing proceedings.

The charges stemmed from a May 30, 2018 incident in rural Centerville. Police then said that Susin threatened to kill a male victim and chased him through the residence. Susin arrived at the residence with a full-size axe, according to court documents.

Police said Susin took a generator that belonged to him and left the residence.

Kyle Ocker is the editor of the Daily Iowegian and can be reached at kocker@dailyiowegian.com or by calling (641) 856-6336. Follow him on Twitter @Kyle_Ocker

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Kyle Ocker is the editor of the Daily Iowegian. Prior to becoming editor, Ocker was a correspondent, sports editor and associate editor at the Daily Iowegian, and was the managing editor of the Knoxville Journal-Express.