Archive for Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Eudora man, 29, given probation term for string of burglaries

December 13, 2011

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A Douglas County judge sentenced a 29-year-old Eudora man to serve two years on probation for his role in a series of Eudora burglaries earlier this year.

District Judge Kay Huff ordered David Allen Thomas to also undergo a mental health evaluation as a special condition of his probation.

In November, he pleaded no contest to three felony charges — two counts of burglary of a motor vehicle and one count of burglary — and eight misdemeanor charges. Eudora police in July linked Thomas to 18 burglaries of vehicles and sheds. Two other Eudora residents were charged in the case: Leah D. Thomas and Joseph L. Klebenstein. Klebenstein entered a plea and has not been sentenced. Leah Thomas faces a trial in 2012.

If David Thomas is found to violate terms of his probation, he faces 13 months in prison in this case and likely additional time for a drug possession conviction. He also must pay $820 in restitution.

Comments

cheeseburger 3 years, 8 months ago

Three felonies, a pattern of blatant disregard for the law, a displayed propensity for being a career criminal, and he gets probation. Unbelievable.

BlackVelvet 3 years, 8 months ago

It's par for Douglas County courts though. People who are lifetime burglars know they won't do any time. Some even commit more burglaries to raise money to pay for attorneys.

BlackVelvet 3 years, 8 months ago

The legislature has some blame in this. They have decided "non-violent crimes" (burglary etc) are presumptive probabtion. Regardless (I guess) how many they commit.

deec 3 years, 8 months ago

Release all the pot offenders and make room for people who actually hurt others.

Flap Doodle 3 years, 8 months ago

We'll see that lad again in another courtroom, I supect.

Steve Jacob 3 years, 8 months ago

And then the book will be thrown at him.

topeka52 3 years, 8 months ago

Judge Kay Huff, WTH are you thinking with that sentence????????????????????

DRsmith 3 years, 8 months ago

Ah yes. That is the tough KS justice system we all know and love. Nothing like dropping the hammer down.

Rick Aldrich 3 years, 8 months ago

maybe someone will erase him the next time. and everyone including the Moran judge knows there will be a next time.

Connie Bailey 3 years, 8 months ago

It is getting tough out there...I filed a Legal Mechanic Lien against a lesbian woman who refused to pay her mechanical bill and I got charged with Auto Theft. I agree that the Justice System is not right and somebody needs to stand up and do something before ALL Auto Mechanics and Tow Shops end up out of Business and the real crooks like this Burglar can walk away. Just not fair.

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