FAYETTEVILLE — A Springdale man who injured himself breaking into a College Avenue business received a 10-year prison sentence Tuesday.
Ryan Andrew Bauer, 34, pleaded guilty to commercial burglary as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Circuit Judge William Storey sentenced Bauer to serve four years in prison, but suspended the other six years of the sentence.
On May 23, Fayetteville police were called to the Electric Moo, 2110 N. College Ave., after someone broke the front window. Nothing appeared to have been taken, and police gathered evidence suggesting the burglar had injured his arm.
They later determined Bauer had visited a hospital emergency room for treatment of lacerations on his left arm. He admitted the burglary to police, according to officials.
At the time, Bauer reportedly told police he broke the window to steal “spice,” also known as synthetic marijuana, but changed his mind before carrying out the theft, police said.
On Tuesday, Bauer told the judge he broke into the store after drinking and getting into an argument with his father.
“There was no excuse for my behavior,” he said. “I know it was wrong.”
Last week, Fayetteville police raided the Electric Moo and confiscated what they said was a “large amount” of synthetic marijuana.