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Burglar gets 5 years in prison
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Jan 31, 2013 | 1511 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Macon man was sentenced to five years to serve in prison in Jones County Superior Court recently, following a guilty plea to burglary.

Samuel Monte Jackson was given a 10-year sentence for the offense of burglary in first degree Jan. 10 by Superior Court Judge Hugh Wingfield with the first five years to be served in confinement and the remainder allowed to be served on probation.

Assistant District Attorney Keagan Waystack said Jackson entered a guilty plea to the charge of theft by receiving motor vehicle Sept. 24, 2012, and received five years. The plea was entered under the first offender act.

She said Jackson violated his probation by committing the new offense of burglary Oct. 30, 2012. He was adjudicated guilty for the September offense under the first offender act and resentenced to 10 years with five years to serve in prison. Both sentences are to run concurrent.

According to a report of the burglary charge by Capt. James Clark of the Jones County Sheriff’s Department, a witness reported seeing Jackson and Travis Basley on a bicycle carrying a flat screen television Oct. 30, 2012. The witness followed the men and Basley reportedly pointed a shotgun at him but then dropped it and ran away.

The television and shotgun were stolen from a home on Yukon Road and investigators recovered fingerprints from both the stolen items. The television and shotgun were ultimately returned to the owner.

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