Fredrick Allen Shifflet Jr. pled guilty March 11, 2013, to the charge of entering auto and several counts of theft by taking, including both misdemeanor and felony charges. He was sentenced to a total of eight years and sent to the state’s residential substance abuse treatment program.
Assistant District Attorney Dawn Baskin said Shifflet was back in court Jan. 16 because he was found in possession of Lortab, Percocet, and methamphetamine.
The state recommended the defendant be sentenced to 90 days in the Jones County Law Enforcement Center or until space is available at the state residential substance abuse treatment center for another try.
“Let’s hope it will take this time,” Baskin commented.
Shifflet was arrested Aug. 8, 2012, after conducting a personal crime spree. His first charge was for an incident that took place June 20, 2012, for the theft of batteries at a business on Highway 49. The business owner reported the theft of four batteries from two vehicles and a pressure washer valued at $400.
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