Man here is sentenced to 18-years

Friday, March 7, 2008

A confessed burglar, who hoped pouring beer into a liquor store security camera's computer keyboard would erase his image recorded during the crime, pleaded guilty to that and other crimes this week in circuit court here.

District Attorney Chuck Crawford on Wednesday summarized the Dec. 18 offenses by Earl Dewayne King, 43, for Judge Robert Crigler, who accepted King's guilty pleas in accordance with an agreement negotiated by Assistant Public Defender Michael Collins.

King, formerly of Lunn Street, was charged by Lewisburg Police Detective Santiago Mcklean with burglary and thefts at West Side Market and Lewisburg Eye Clinic, both on Cedar Street. King pleaded guilty of two burglary counts and two counts of vandalism.

Crigler handed down an effective sentence of 18 years: Two 12-year terms to be served at the same time, and two six-year terms served at the same time, but in addition to the 12 years for burglaries.

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