Brian Mitchell Crosby pled guilty to burglary and theft by taking Oct. 3 and received a sentence that totaled 10 years and restitution in the amount of $2,730. The defendant was allowed to plea as a first offender, which means if he completes his probation as ordered, he will not have a felony conviction on his criminal history.
Crosby was also ordered to stay away from the victims of the crimes he committed.
According to an incident report by Deputy Shannon Moseley, he was dispatched to the community of James off Highway 18 East Feb. 23 in reference to a theft. When he arrived at the scene, he met with complainants who explained they were working on restoration of the home and left their tools when they quit for the day.
The homeowner returned to find that tools belonging to him and the contractor were missing, as well as the contractor’s entire enclosed trailer full of tools. The estimated value of the tools and trailer was $60,000.
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