Man who broke through WL liquor store roof sentenced

Duane Lowery
Duane Lowery

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – A man was sentenced to four years in prison after breaking into a West Lafayette liquor store through the roof.

Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington said Duane Lowery, 34, pleaded guilty to burglary.

As News 18 has already reported, Lowery did thousands of dollars in damage when he entered the Village Bottle Shop on Howard Avenue through the ventilation unit in August 2013. Police found Lowery leaving through the front door with several bottles of alcohol. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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