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Comfort bound over for burglary spree
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A man who allegedly went on a burglary spree with friends breaking into numerous vehicles in the Mt. Leo area has been bound on numerous criminal counts.
The alleged burglar, Brandon Comfort, waived his right to preliminary hearing before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke and was bound to the grand jury on six counts of burglary, two counts of vandalism, six counts of misdemeanor theft, one count of felony theft, and six counts of criminal trespassing.
His binding comes after he was charged with breaking into numerous cars on the east side of town around the Mt. Leo area. The break-ins involved forcing his way into vehicles so he could snatch valuables. Investigators continue to consider if others will be charged.
In other action on the trial docket:
• Terry L. King Sr., Amanda Lange, William Rice and Terra N. Rippe were bound to the grand jury on the charge of initiating the process intended to manufacture meth. They are charged for an alleged meth lab found inside a Locust Street residence.
• Roger Giles was directed to serve 13 days of an 11-29 sentence for joyriding.
• Matthew M. Lawson was directed to serve 10 days of an 11-29 sentence for misdemeanor theft.
• Samuel Hall was bound to the grand jury on two counts of felony theft.
• Conway Hunter was bound to the grand jury on charges of felony and misdemeanor theft.
• Jeremy L. Jones was granted an 11-29 judicial diversion, told to perform eight hours public service work and attend anger management for domestic assault.
• Peggy Bowdoin was issued an 11-29 probationary sentence and must make restitution for theft.
• Joshua Barnes had his judicial diversion set aside and must serve five days and undergo a drug and alcohol assessment for violation of probation.
• Tommy Hillis must serve the balance of his sentence for violation of probation.