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Bryant steals from mother, gets 90 days
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A man who stole from his own mother was sentenced to 90 days in jail.
The defendant, Charles Lewis Bryant, 37, entered best-interest pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of theft and vandalism. He was ordered to serve 90 days of a two-year sentence.
His sentence comes after the car in which he was a passenger, which was driven by his brother, Clinton Bryant, was pulled over for going the wrong way on Morford Street in the downtown area of McMinnville.
A search of the vehicle netted several items including a 12-gauge shotgun and a bag of marijuana. Both men were reportedly on parole at the time, meaning neither was supposed to be in possession of a firearm.
Following the traffic stop, it was learned the gun and numerous other items found in the car had been taken following a burglary of their mother’s home. Deputies went to the house after neighbors noticed the doors had been open all day. It was learned the resident, their mother, was out of town. Investigator Kelly Carter called her and learned the boys did not have permission to take her property.
“She did not give her sons, Charles and Clinton, permission to go into her residence or vehicle,” Carter said. “Charles admitted the items belonged to his mother.”
Items taken included a digital camera, flat-screen TV, laptop and shotgun. Carter noted there was a TV inside the mother’s residence which had been damaged and left there during the burglary.