A botched burglary has brought probation for a would-be thief who is also on the hook to pay his victim over $1,500 in restitution.
The defendant, Tyson Norris, was granted an 11-month, 29-day judicial diversion, but must make $1,680 restitution to the victim on the single charge of vandalism. Additional counts of attempted burglary and possession of burglary tools were dismissed as a result of his plea agreement introduced before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley.
Norris will be allowed to request his criminal record be erased provided he completes his probationary period without incident as agreed to in his judicial diversion.
Norris’ probation comes after he and a friend tried to break into a home on Wilson Road. While the burglary was not completed, Norris heavily damaged the residence while trying to get in.
“There was considerable damage done to the garage door of the residence,” said sheriff’s Capt. Bo Ramsey in his warrant against Norris.
Further linking Norris to the crime were burglary tools found in his vehicle.