FARMINGTON — A Jay man charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, guns and a chain saw from a Wilton home had bail set Thursday.

Corey J. Shaw, 30, was arrested Tuesday on one felony count of burglary and two felony counts of theft by unauthorized taking after investigators traced some of the stolen items to an Auburn pawnshop, Wilton police Chief Heidi Wilcox said.

Assistant District Attorney Joshua Robbins told Judge Nancy Carlson that Shaw has a fairly severe crack cocaine habit and made several trips a day to Lewiston to procure crack cocaine.

According to a Wilton police affidavit, Shaw sold two firearms that he admitted taking from a home on Temple Road in Wilton, pawned thousands of dollars worth of jewelry at an Auburn shop, and pawned the chain saw.

“Corey admitted the burglaries and thefts are being done to finance a serious cocaine problem,” Wilton Sgt. Chad Abbott wrote in the affidavit.

Robbins said there is an indication Shaw is employed and that he would like to continue working, but he’s concerned that if he is released on a pretrial contract, his crack cocaine habit would not be addressed.

He asked for $2,500 cash bail or a pretrial agreement and admittance to a drug rehabilitation center. He also requested that Shaw be prohibited from going to his relatives’ homes.

Attorney Woody Hanstein submitted a letter to Robbins and the judge from Shaw’s parents, saying they recognize he has a drug problem but they would like to have some type of contact with him, Hanstein said.

Shaw has a few misdemeanors on his record, he said. He has no money and the only way he would get out of jail is if his parents post bail, Hanstein said. Shaw would like to take advantage of drug treatment and continue working for the Woolwich company he’s been with for four years, he said.

Carlson asked if he was in counseling.

“I’m not in counseling right now,” Shaw said.

Carlson ordered bail of $2,500 cash or a pretrial contract, and transfer to a drug rehabilitation center. He is prohibited from going to his parents’ home but may phone them or meet them somewhere other than their home.

“Where am I supposed to go when I get out?” Shaw asked.

Robbins said the agreement coordinator would help him find a place to live.

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