Two men sentenced in Sequim-area burglary

By Jeremy Schwartz
Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — A Sequim man has been ordered to complete a residential drug treatment program in Chehalis after entering a guilty plea for his role in a March 5 Sequim-area burglary.

Ronnie Lee Bayley, 37, was sentenced May 1 after he pleaded guilty April 17 to one count each of second-degree burglary and second-degree taking a motor vehicle without permission, according to Clallam County Superior Court documents.

He was released from jail May 2 to begin the drug treatment program.

Bayley had been arrested and charged along with brothers Ryan Joseph Luquette, 34, and Andrew Donald Luquette, 31, in a Woodcock Road home burglary in which tools, other personal property and a red Jeep Cherokee were stolen.

Ryan Luquette pleaded guilty April 24 to one count of residential burglary and is set to be sentenced May 21, according to Superior Court documents.

Andrew Luquette pleaded guilty April 15 to one count each of second-degree burglary, second-degree possession of stolen property and second-degree taking a motor vehicle without permission, according to Superior Court documents.

He was sentenced to 12.75 months in a prison-based substance-abuse-treatment program, with another 12.75 months in community custody under the supervision of the state Department of Corrections.

Ryan Luquette remained in the Clallam County jail Saturday on $10,000 bond.

All three men initially pleaded not guilty.

The Sheriff’s Office said the investigation began after it received reports of people transferring items between a gray pickup truck, allegedly driven by Drew Tyler Balch, 21, and a red Jeep Cherokee parked on Many Feathers Way in Sequim.

Deputies caught up with the truck, learning later that the Jeep had been reported stolen from a burglarized house on Woodcock Road.

Balch pleaded guilty April 3 to one count of attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and was sentenced to 15 months in prison.

Deputies said they found the Jeep stripped the next day along a logging road near the 2900 block of Black Diamond Road in Agnew.

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Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsuladailynews.com.

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