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Man sentenced in burglary case

July 29, 2006|by PEPPER BALLARD

A man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday after he pleaded guilty in Washington County Circuit Court to two counts of first-degree burglary, according to court records.

James Thomas Grapes Jr., 38, of no fixed address, entered his pleas in connection with two separate burglaries, one in January and one in February, according to records.

Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. ordered Grapes serve 20 years in prison for both counts, but suspended 10 years on each sentence, ordering they be served concurrently, according to records.

On Feb. 8, the residents of a home in the 21800 block of Mount Aetna Road reported their home was burglarized and three checks were missing from a checkbook, according to charging documents. Jewelry and old coins also were reported missing, according to charging documents.

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On Jan. 23, a home in the 11500 block of Kieffer Funk Road was reported burglarized, according to charging documents. A stereo system, jewelry box and 12 books of checks were reported stolen from that residence, according to charging documents.

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