After months of investigations, a local man pleads guilty to a felony. At the beginning of September 2017, Anna police officers responded to a call in the 100 block of Edwards Street for a possible burglary of habitation.
Anna officers said the residents were not home. “The home owners were on vacation and a relative was on scene reporting the break in,” Anna Police reported.
When officers arrived on scene, they noticed several items missing. Anna investigators were notified and appeared on scene to process evidence. A point of entry was located and investigators were able to lift several prints from the scene.
Many pieces of evidence were found while canvassing, the police report said. “Officers canvassed the area and located a trail of stolen items leading to the Cunningham Mobile Home Park,” the report stated. “These items were recovered and fingerprinted.”
Six days after the initial call on Sept. 7, investigators located a person of interest who had specific details about the burglary. Investigators had also received some tips about where the stolen property was hidden and who was involved.
“Over the next few weeks, four adults and one juvenile were identified as suspects,” the report said. “Arrest warrants were obtained and executed for the adults and the juvenile was filed on with Collin County Juvenile Probation. A large portion of the stolen items were located and returned to the home owners.”
On January 18, the man pleaded guilty to the burglary charge and received sentencing. Burglary of a habitat is a second-degree felony in the state of Texas, and can hold a maximum of a 20-year sentence.
Court records show that “Defendant appeared in person and by his attorney. Defendant waived a jury trial and arraignment. Defendant warned and admonished. Defendant pleads guilty and is found guilty on his plea and on the evidence beyond a reasonable doubt of the offense of Burglary of Habitation. Punishment is assessed at 10 years confinement in TDCJ (Texas Department of Criminal Justice) and a fine of $300. Imposition of sentence is suspended and Defendant is placed on probation for a period of 4 years under the terms and conditions ordered by the Court. Perform 150 CS (community service) hrs.”
Court records also show that the man was wanted by Grayson County for an Organized Retail Theft over $2500 warrant; a state jail felony. Grayson has since released him to the Collin County Juvenile Center.
The remaining suspects have been arrested and have pending court dates.