Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Curtis Isom (age 55), with a last known address of 209 Progress Street, Providence, was sentenced yesterday to ten years in prison for breaking and entering into a residence in Johnston in March, 2011. He was sentenced to 15 years, with five years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for breaking and entering into the residence, and was also declared a habitual offender and sentenced to an additional 15 years, with five to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, to run consecutive and which is non-parolable. Isom was convicted by a jury after a trial in January 2014 presided over by Superior Court Justice Stephen P. Nugent.
Isom has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 1981, including four previous felony convictions for breaking and entering as well as multiple misdemeanor offenses for possession of stolen goods, marijuana, and simple assaults. During the past 33 years, Isom has spent at least 17 years in prison.
In the most recent case, Isom broke into a residence on Plainfield Street in Johnston on March 28, 2011 where he stole jewelry and a gaming system. The Johnston Police were able to lift several fingerprints from the scene that belonged to Isom.
Johnston Police Detective Christopher DeCesare led the investigation and Special Assistant Attorney General John H. Dean prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of Attorney General.