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Green sentenced on burglary charge
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A man who stole a variety of hardware store items from an outbuilding will serve 140 days on a burglary charge.
The man, Zachery P. Green, 32, was ordered by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to serve 140 days of a three-year sentence, perform 50 hours public service work and make restitution for burglary. He must also undergo a drug and alcohol assessment.
His charges come for a break-in he committed over the summer. The incident happened from an outbuilding on Vervilla Road. Among the items taken were a Stihl leaf blower, Stihl weedeater, Stihl chainsaw, an aluminum step ladder and five gallons of gas in a gas can.
Sheriff’s investigator Travis Thaxton found the leaf blower at a local pawn shop. The pawn ticket showed it had been sold to the business by the defendant.
“I received information that a Stihl chainsaw was in Mr. Green’s car parked behind a local business,” investigator Thaxton said. “I obtained a search warrant and recovered the chainsaw from his car.”
Faced with the evidence, Green confessed to pawning the weedeater at the pawn store. The total amount of the loss in the burglary was estimated at $1,130 by the victim.