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Movie memorabilia thieves sentenced
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A couple who stole thousands in movie memorabilia has been sentenced for burglarizing the collector’s home.
The defendants, Aubrey M. Turner and Durea Forehand, both entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of burglary, theft and vandalism.
Turner received the longest sentence of the two, ordered to serve 90 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence. His partner in crime was also given an 11-29 sentence, but released on time served. Forehand will be granted a judicial diversion meaning the defendant’s record will be erased upon successful completion of probation.
Both defendants will be liable for any restitution and must perform 30 hours public service work.
The two were arrested for burglarizing the home of a neighbor in Rock Island. According to sheriff’s investigator Jody Cavanaugh, the pair forced their way into the victim’s home, tearing up his door.
“Once inside, the suspects stole numerous items of movie memorabilia,” Cavanaugh said.
The value of the memorabilia was placed at $4,235.
“Most of the items were recovered in the bedroom of the suspects,” Cavanaugh said, noting they lived near the victim’s home.