A dollar will cost a local man 180 days of his life after he pled guilty to a burglary in which he got away with a single buck.
The burglar, Colby Blake Duggin was directed by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to serve 180 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and make $1,200 restitution for a pair of burglaries he committed around the city. A partner in crime, Colton Whyte Hollis was granted a three-year judicial diversion and must perform 60 hours public service work on the charge of aggravated burglary. He can have the felony stricken from his record if he successfully completes his probation.
The pair were arrested after they fled a house on Hill Street. The pair, along with a couple of juveniles who were laying out of school that day, decided to break into the unoccupied house to see what they could steal. They had all spent the night at a nearby house the evening before and decided to commit the break-in during broad daylight.
Duggin claimed one of his partners went in through a window and opened the door for the rest of them. Once inside, Duggin said he grabbed four quarters he found lying around. The four bolted when someone knocked at the door. Their illegal entry had been witnessed by neighbors.
Police were called and chases ensued through the neighborhood when the suspects split up. They were all captured within a short time. Duggin confessed to his part in the crime.
In addition the heist of a dollar, Duggin entered a plea to breaking into a van near Security Equipment downtown and stealing several items.