Man sentenced for Lolo car burglary

Zoe Buchli

A Missoula man was sentenced to 15 years with all but five years suspended with the Department of Corrections for his involvement in a December 2020 car burglary. 

Treylind Lafley, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated burglary in September. He was initially also charged with one felony count of common scheme theft, which was dismissed. Missoula County District Court Judge Shane Vannatta presided. 

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The burglary charge stemmed from a December 2020 incident involving a car burglary in the Lolo area. Surveillance footage showed Lafley had a handgun on his person during the burglary.

Missoula Deputy County Attorney Brittany Williams asked Lafley serve 15 years at the Montana State Prison, while his defense attorney, Andrew Jenks, asked Lafley be given 10 years at the Department of Corrections with five of those suspended.

Lafley was sentenced exactly one year ago for his involvement in a September 2019 incident where he shot his friend’s ex-girlfriend’s house on Garland Drive. He was given a 10-year Department of Corrections sentence with all of those years suspended for that offense. Judge Vannatta ordered this sentence to run consecutively to Friday’s judgment. Within two

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