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Man pleads guilty before trial begins
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Apr 10, 2014 | 1425 views | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The first case up for last week’s trial calendar in Jones County Superior Court was resolved with a guilty plea prior to jury selection.

Shane Joe Saip was sentenced March 31 to 30 years for a total of five burglaries that took place all in one day in 2012 in Jones County. As part of plea negotiations, charges of giving a false name to law enforcement officers, driving without a license, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana were dismissed.

According to the final disposition of the sentence, the first 15 years of the 30-year sentence will be served in confinement and the remainder on probation.

The burglaries were committed May 10, 2012, which was the same day Saip was arrested.

A press release by Capt. Guy Mosteller of the Jones County Sheriff’s Department following the arrest stated that deputies responded to a 911 call in reference to a burglary in progress on Oak Valley Drive.  He said the homeowner reported she returned home and discovered a man inside her home.

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