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Archive for Monday, July 14, 2008

Teen gets probation for auto burglaries

July 14, 2008

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A 19-year-old Lawrence man will serve one year on probation for convictions related to several auto burglaries in April.

Douglas County District Judge Jack Murphy sentenced Ricky Allen Davis Jr. Monday after Davis had pleaded no contest in June and was convicted of three counts of felony auto burglary.

Before the plea, prosecutors had dropped four misdemeanor theft charges and four other felony burglary charges. He received probation based on the state's sentencing guidelines, which factor in severity of the offense and criminal history.

Police had accused Davis of breaking into cars near Clinton Parkway and Iowa Street, and officers arrested him with a duffel bag that included tools, loose change and a carton of cigarettes.

Murphy ordered $24.50 in restitution. Cheryl Wright, a district attorney's office spokeswoman, said other property has been returned.

Defense attorney Courtney Henderson said Davis began the process for his probation Monday and that he was ready to move forward. If he violates his probation term, Davis would serve a year in prison.

Comments

Confrontation 6 years, 5 months ago

Probation and $24.50 should really teach him a lesson.

Thats_messed_up 6 years, 5 months ago

Wow, I got 12 months probation for buying beer when I was 20!

OnlyTheOne 6 years, 5 months ago

No, b3, it's not the town. It's the legal system, the leadership, the politicians. Some of the people in Lawrence are actually pretty nice.

salad 6 years, 5 months ago

They should publish his name, address, and automobile registration details. I think the victims would find that stuff useful.

50YearResident 6 years, 5 months ago

$24.50 restitution and probation for 4 felony charges? Wow, for a 19 year old! It seems crime "does" pay after all.

Haiku_Cuckoo 6 years, 5 months ago

I hope he violates his parole so he can spend a year in jail.

monkeyhawk 6 years, 5 months ago

Once again proving that Lawrence is a really good place to be a criminal.

Confrontation 6 years, 5 months ago

"And I would imagine none of you have ever commited a crime in your entire lives?"You would be imagining correctly. Your buddy got off easy this time. Wait until he does something worse.

unknownperson 6 years, 5 months ago

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DRsmith 6 years, 5 months ago

$25!? No damage to the vehicles he broke into I would assume.

sharper 6 years, 5 months ago

The judge didn't make up the sentence! There's a system in place to calculate a sentence based off the severity of the crime and the person's criminal history, just like the article says. Yeah, $25 seems awfully low restitution, but the article also said that he had returned the other property. The prosecutors dropped the other charges (who knows why, maybe lack of evidence). Read, people, read! Those guidelines are the same across the State, so it's happening in JoCo and western Kansas too.

yellowhouse 6 years, 5 months ago

Now MichaelJ, You know that all he has to do is agree to participate in an undercover operational sting to bring down the Yellow house and he will get off, and maybe even get paid $50. Now who could turn down a deal like that!

sean63g10 6 years, 5 months ago

And I would imagine none of you have ever commited a crime in your entire lives? Thought so. Oh and why arent any of you in public offices yourselves? Probably your stelar backgrounds! Give the kid a break, we don't know his past nor his futere.

Ragingbear 6 years, 5 months ago

Yeah. Just wait. In a year or two this guy will commit some horrid crime like setting an apartment complex on fire in the middle of the night. Then everyone will say "We didn't see this coming.".This town's justice is a joke, unless you tick off one of the local politicians. Then you end up getting pulled over 20 times a week for random tickets.

doc1 6 years, 5 months ago

Cut a finger off for every felony. That will slow those thieves down a bit.

BlackVelvet 6 years, 5 months ago

"I hope he violates his parole so he can spend a year in jail." he could violate the hell out of his parole and nothing's gonna happen. not in Douglas county.

EngineerSec 6 years, 5 months ago

Laws are laws but there is always loop holes, in JoCo i got 6 months in jail for driving on a suspended trying to make it to see my probation officer after being told if i didnt find a way there, they'ed come get me at work.The law travels between two extreme's and money is the talking factor. but what do I know.

yellowhouse 6 years, 5 months ago

I think he was paid $50 by the prosecutor to say "The Yellow House made me do it"....That seems to work everytime.Want to get out of a ticket, or get some time off your prison sentence? Just say "They Yellow House made me do it" I tell you it works!!!http://corruptioninjusticedepartment.blogspot.com/

BlackVelvet 6 years, 5 months ago

"Now MichaelJ,You know that all he has to do is agree to participate in an undercover operational sting to bring down the Yellow house and he will get off, and maybe even get paid $50. Now who could turn down a deal like that!"Gawd, when you talk like that it makes me so HOT!!!. KISS ME DAMMIT...RIGHT NOW!!!!!!

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