A man was given two years in prison after he was caught selling hot merchandise on the Local Shopping Network.
The man, Kyler Michael Price, 20, entered a guilty plea before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to the charge of grand theft. He was given two years to serve in the state penitentiary and must make restitution in the amount of $1,200.
His prison time comes after the burglary of a house on Southside Drive. The victim came home to find his 65-inch and 32-inch TVs gone, along with his Dell laptop computer and pairs of Rocky and Justin boots.
“He suspected Kyler Price for the burglary since he had been allowed to live in the residence a short time prior to the incident,” said sheriff’s investigator Jason Rowland, noting the victim had given Price a key to the residence.
A short time after the burglary, the victim was online, shopping LSN. During his online shopping, he found a pair of Rocky and Justin boots.
Recognizing the boots as the ones that were stolen from his home, he checked further and found out the person selling the boots online was none other than Kyler Price.
“The victim sent Kyler Price a text message and made arrangements to purchase the boots,” Rowland said, noting the rightful owner of the boots then contacted the sheriff’s department with the information. They took over from there.
“We went to McMinnville Inn where Kyler Michael Price was standing outside with the boots in his possession,” Rowland said of the bust, noting he was arrested on the spot. “At that time the key to the victim’s home was discovered in his possession.”