Indictments returned in Massasoit St. armed burglary case
By MARY SERREZE
NORTHAMPTON — A Hampshire County Grand Jury returned indictments today in the case of Nancy Renee Gehrung, 48, of 56 Matthew Drive, in connection with an armed burglary on on Christmas evening.
Gehrung broke into 73 Massasoit Street and pointed a loaded firearm at the residents when they returned home, said Assistant Northwestern District Attorney Stephen Sloan in presenting his case to the grand jury.
She will be arraigned on six charges: burglary while armed with a firearm, robbery while armed with a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a large capacity firearm, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and receiving stolen property.
Gehrung, the owner of Nancy’s Flower Depot, a garden center with addresses in Springfield, East Longmeadow, and Granby, was taken into police custody late Christmas evening after she walked past the very house she is alleged to have broken into hours before. She was arrested the next morning after being questioned by detectives Corey Robinson and Peter Fappiano.
Police reports say Gehrung confessed to the crime – as well as to a Holyoke home robbery and an Enfield package store holdup over the Christmas holiday weekend — and that the gun had been stolen from a Connecticut police officer.
Gehrung has a long history of entanglements with the law, including a drunk driving and weapons charge in Simsbury, Ct. last year.
© Northampton Media 2012