The man who was found guilty of second-degree burglary received final sentencing on Friday in Bell Circuit Court. Justin R. Davis was sentenced to 10 years in the penitentiary. The possession of burglar’s tools charge was dismissed.
According to the arrest citation, Davis, 20, of Middlesboro, entered the home of the victims and took various items. These included assorted hand tools, fishing accessories, power tools, a hedge trimmer, a Neck brand cordless drill, a 47-inch-JVC flat screen television, a Craftsman power washer, a Campbell Hausfield 8-gallon air compressor, Lean Mean Grilling Machine, repair caulk and bolts, pictures and a Acer brand desktop with a flat screen monitor.
The majority of the items were recovered, except for the computer.
Davis also pleaded guilty to two more charges on Friday. The first charge he pleaded guilty to was theft by unlawful taking under $500.
According to the guilty plea, Davis took personal property belonging to a man without his permission. Commonwealth Attorney Karen Greene Blondell recommended 12 months in the Bell County Jail.
Davis also pleaded guilty to four counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. Blondell recommended three years in the penitentiary under each count. The sentences would run concurrently with each other.
In other court action:
■ Bryan Bogucki, 37, of Middlesboro, pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine. Blondell recommended 10 years in the penitentiary;
■ Casey Dalton, 37, of Middlesboro, pleaded guilty to two different matters. One the first, he pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking over $500.
Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Tara Pope recommended one year in the penitentiary. On the second matter, he pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery. A recommended sentence of five years in the penitentiary was given;
■ Casey L. Carpenter, 33, of Middlesboro, pleaded guilty on two separate cases. On the first, he pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and terroristic threatening. Blondell recommended five years in the penitentiary for the assault charge and 90 days in the Bell County Jail for the terroristic threatening charge. The defendant would actually serve 90 days in the Bell County Jail. For the balance of the sentence, he would be placed on five years supervised probation.
On the second matter, Carpenter pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and second-degree promoting contraband. Blondell recommended a five-year sentence for the assault and 90 days in the Bell County Jail for the contraband charge. He would actually serve 90 days in the jail for both charges. For the balance of the sentence, he would be placed on five years supervised probation;
* Terry Wade Henry, 37, of Hulen, pleaded guilty to first-degree promoting contraband, second-degree possession of a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender. Blondell recommended a five-year sentence in the penitentiary for the contraband charge, sentence to be enhanced for the persistent felony charge, and 12 months in the jail for the possession charge.
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