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Northcutt given 75 days for string of break-ins
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A man who faced 14 counts for breaking into vehicles has been ordered to serve 75 days in jail after entering guilty pleas to six of those charges.

John Houston Northcutt, 24, was given a two-year sentence with 75 of those days to be served in jail. He was also ordered to make restitution for damage, an amount which is still to be determined.

Northcutt pled to five counts of auto burglary and one count of vandalism.

According to police reports, Northcutt broke into a Ford Ranger on West Main Street on Oct. 24, 2019 and stole stereo equipment.

Four days later, on Oct. 28, Northcutt reportedly broke into a Nissan Versa at Magness Library on West Main Street. He stole a Vera Bradley brand wallet containing $100 in cash, along with a driver’s license.

The items were located in Northcutt’s apartment and he admitted to an investigator to breaking into the vehicle. He also admitted spending the money he had stolen on meth. 

On Oct. 29, McMinnville police officer Katelyn Neal was dispatched to Duck Hawk Drive to check on a call about a male subject inside a vehicle. The subject was wearing white shorts and a black jacket.

Officer Neal made contact with and identified the male as John Northcutt, who was carrying multiple items, including a Samsung Galaxy tablet, a credit card belonging to another person, an air compressor, two flashlights, a Domino’s Pizza gift card, a makeup bag, shampoo, lotion and a manicure set.

Upon further investigation, officer Neal located the owners of the property. Northcutt was taken into custody and transported to the Warren County Sheriff’s Department.