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Defendant ordered to pay restitution for stolen items
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Apr 03, 2014 | 1701 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Jones County man spending three years in prison for a 2012 burglary was recently ordered by a Superior Court judge to pay $10,000 in restitution to his victim.

Clyde Ronald Haynes II pled guilty Sept. 23, 2013, to one count of burglary and four misdemeanor theft by taking charges. He was sentenced to a total of 10 years with three years to serve.

Haynes was back in court March 20 for a restitution hearing, represented by defense attorney Floyd Buford.

The burglary for which he was charged took place May 20, 2012, at a residence on Highway 18 East. Haynes was arrested May 31, 2012.

In his opening remarks, Buford said the burden is on the state to prove the amount of the restitution, and by law, the evidence must be specific. He also pointed out that the restitution must be considered on market value and not replacement value.

Assistant District Attorney Wright Barksdale represented the state. He called a general contractor as a witness to how much damage was done to the residence and what it would cost to repair the damage.

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