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Sons of a Youngstown cop sentenced to prison



Published: Wed, June 3, 2009 @ 3:00 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Two sons of a city police officer shed tears during apologies to their victims before being sentenced to prison for attempted aggravated burglary and carrying a concealed weapon.

Bryandon M. Rutland, 19, and Antwaine H. Rutland, 22, both of Volney Road, appeared today before Judge Maureen Sweeney, Mahoning County Common Pleas Court for sentencing on the charges.

The brothers agreed to plead to the charges, and prosecutors would allow the judge to determine sentencing with no recommendation from their office.

Judge Sweeney sentenced both men to four years in prison on the attempted aggravated burglary charge and imposed five years’ probation after the prison time for the carrying a concealed weapon charge. The brothers also must make restitution of $553 to the victim of the attempted burglary.

For the complete story, see Thursday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com


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1babs68(58 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

Wow...I guess they really can't count on a mentor from one of there police cop parents...? Unbelievable!!!

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2DragonFly664(198 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

Its a little late for tears, dont ya think?? I guess when your parent is a police officer you can do anything you want?? They should know better.

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3Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

"You cannot blame the parent, cop or not."

Maybe you can't but I can.

I find it hard to believe that daddy didn't know or suspect what the boys were doing. Lets hope that their vacation lasts the full four years. The boys should not be shortchanged. As soon as it is discovered that their daddy is a cop these boys will get special treatment in prison which will make their stay a memorable one.

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4Bman(151 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

Affirmative action hiring at its best

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5paulydel(1325 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

I'm a former police officer and we as parents and that includes all of us don't always know ehat our kids are doing every single minute. Even if you disipline your kids it may work or they may still go astray you just do the best you can. I guess now they will realize there is a consiquence for the wrong that you do. They just learned the hard way.

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6ytown1122(1 comment)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

The folks that criticize this police officer because his sons made mistakes are nothing but morons. I bet you guys never put yourself on the line for anyone or anything. Have you ever told a parent that his son died in crash. Have you ever walked into a situation that might cost you your life? Cops do it everyday. If these boys were the sons of a preacher would you be so cruel? When you were young did you ever really mess up but got away with it? People who throw stones without knowing the facts, without knowing how good a dad this guy was to his sons, without knowing what a good person this officer might really need to rethink their position. But they will probably just crawl back under their rock

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7Ciara2223(16 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

Do every parent know everything their child does? Answer is no. So how was their parents suppose to know they was out breaking the law like that? As for them getting it easy in prison dont noone on here know if people will give them a hard time or not in there. Since when people care to back off knowing you have family as a police officer? If they dont like you they will mess with you every chance they can get.

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8Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

May the boys enjoy their stay compliments of the hard working taxpayers !

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