Kingsley Man Sentenced in Burglary Case

April 26, 2022 10:25am

Troy Bainbridge

A Kingsley man was sentenced in Sioux County District Court Monday for burglary.  Sioux County Attorney, Thomas Kunstle, announced that 52-year-old Troy D. Bainbridge, of Kingsley, was sentenced in Sioux County District Court for Burglary and Assault.


This case arose on September 19, 2021, around 1:20 am, when Orange City Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress after Bainbridge entered a residence armed with a firearm. Bainbridge pointed his handgun at the resident’s head specifically threatening to kill the resident before leaving the home without firing any shots. Further investigation revealed three subjects were inside the residence who cooperated with police, leading to Bainbridge’s arrest on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Assault while Participating in a Felony, Going Armed with Intent, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and Harassment in the First Degree.


On January 8, 2022, Bainbridge was yet again arrested for violating a No Contact Order after he sent a text message to one of the victims from his burglary after the court ordered him to have no contact with that person.


On Monday, Bainbridge entered an Alford plea to Burglary in the Second Degree, a Class C Felony, and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. Pursuant to a Plea Agreement, the Court sentenced Bainbridge to an indeterminate 10-year prison sentence which was suspended, and a 180-day jail sentence which shall commence May 16. After serving 90-days, Bainbridge shall receive work release for the remainder of his jail sentence. Bainbridge was further ordered to pay fines of nearly $15,000 and comply with a Department of Correction’s probation officer for a term not to exceed three (3) years.