One burglar was given a decade behind bars, while another will receive a judicial diversion for a burglary in which the thieves took their time.
Receiving the longest term was Anthony Darrell Lefevers, who was given a 10-year sentence by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley. His sentence comes as a range-three offender given his lengthy criminal record which will mean he must serve 40 percent of his term before chance of parole.
His partner in crime, Charles Edward Renshaw II, was granted a six-year judicial diversion and was credited for 180 days he has already served. The diversion works like probation, but he may request his record be erased if he does not get into any more trouble during his probationary period.
The sentences come after the men broke into a residence on Yager Street this summer.
“They busted down the door,” said McMinnville police investigator Stuart Whitman, noting the suspects removed numerous items belonging to the victim.
Once inside, Whitman said the burglars took their time removing property.
“They stayed there for some three hours,” Whitman said.
Both defendants were warned to stay away from the victim and will be jointly liable to make restitution.