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Coleman to serve prison sentence; four reach plea agreements


Nicholas Tyler Coleman, who pleaded guilty July 15 to burglary of a habitation, will serve five years in state prison after violating terms of his probation.



Coleman, 19, of Petrolia, was originally sentenced to five years community for the Christmas Eve burglary of two homes in Dean. Burglary of a habitation is a second-degree felony.

According to a previous report, A Clay County deputy responded to a burglary call in the 1000 block of Pitts Road at about 5:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Coleman was located a block away wearing dark clothing and carrying a backpack. He gave the deputy permission to search the bag, in which the deputy located items that belonged in the home. A second burglary was reported later the same morning.

Coleman has been credited 357 days served.

Coleman was one of four defendants to plead guilty to various crimes in the 97th District Court on Monday, Jan. 21.

Ricky Lee Herd — Order revoking community supervision for possession or transport of a chemical with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, penalty group 1, a second-degree felony, for a July 15, 2008 offense. Herd was sentenced to five years in prison and credited with 357 days served.

Kenneth Guy McKenzie — Possession of Marijuana, more than 5 pounds, less than 50 pounds, a third-degree felony, for a Sept. 9 offense. McKenzie was sentenced to three years probation.

Curtis Dean Smith — Driving while intoxicated, third or more offense, a second-degree felony, for an Oct. 9, 2012 offense. Smith was sentenced to 12 years in prison.


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