A man who helped clean out a family’s home while they were at church was given a six-year sentence.
The man, William Trevon Rein, 26, entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of felony and misdemeanor theft. He was directed to serve 196 days of a six-year sentence in addition to time he owes for violating his probation on an earlier conviction. His sentence was made as a range-two offender based on his prior criminal record.
His sentence comes after sheriff’s investigators found property taken from a residential break-in on Bybee Branch Road inside Rein’s home on Willow Way. Lawmen discovered Rein, along with another man, Bobby Graves, broke into the home while the residents were away. Graves goes to trial Jan. 29 for his part in the crime.
“The victim reported her residence had been entered while she was at church and property taken,” said sheriff’s investigator Travis Thaxton in his warrant against Rein.
Items taken included a 46-inch TV and Xbox 360.
The heists did not end with the Bybee Branch caper as Rein was involved in at least two other burglaries including one on Nola Lane, not far from the Bybee Branch crime. In the Nola Lane job, a 55-inch TV was taken.
Rounding out his crime spree, Rein was also hit with charges for thefts at The Shop on Garfield Street in which items such as wheels were stolen. Those items were also found at Rein’s Willow Way residence.