Last teen sentenced to time served in Eudora gun shop burglary case

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The Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St.

The last of three teens involved in a burglary at a gun shop in Eudora was sentenced Wednesday to time served.

The boy was 15 at the time that he, another 15-year-old and Stevan Rios, then 18, were arrested on suspicion of breaking into Free State Guns and Tactical Weapons, 218 E. 20th St. in Eudora. Multiple assault-style rifles, pistols and revolvers were stolen, the Journal-World reported.

The smash-and-grab-style break-in happened around 2:10 a.m. March 15, 2018. According to an affidavit in the case, police found blood and fingerprints at the scene.

Both 15-year-olds were initially charged in Douglas County District Court with one count of burglary, a felony; nine counts of theft of firearms, all felonies; and two counts of criminal damage to property, both misdemeanors, the Journal-World has reported.

One of the boys, now 16, pleaded no contest Oct. 4 to a low-level felony theft charge and misdemeanor criminal damage to property. He was sentenced Wednesday to time served, according to Cheryl Wright Kunard, assistant to the Douglas County district attorney.

“The time served was based on the juvenile being on Conditions of Release with Douglas County Youth Services since March of 2018,” Wright Kunard said via email Wednesday.

Another boy, now 17, pleaded no contest to resolve four cases, including the gun shop burglary, on Aug. 20. He was convicted of low-level felony theft of a firearm and misdemeanor criminal damage to property.

On Sept. 12, that boy was sentenced to 12 months of probation, ordered to attend Detention Day School, placed on electronic monitoring and ordered to participate in offender-specific treatment programs, Wright Kunard previously told the Journal-World via email.

Rios entered a guilty plea and was convicted of one count of burglary and one count of theft on June 14, 2018, the Journal-World reported. The state dropped multiple other charges against him, including two felony counts of contributing to a child’s misconduct. He was sentenced Aug. 1, 2018, to 24 months of probation, with an underlying sentence of 12 months in prison should his probation be revoked, Wright Kunard previously told the Journal-World.

All three defendants had to pay $1,467 restitution, jointly and severally.

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