Archive for Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Sentencing scheduled for youth accused of burglary in county

May 4, 2005

A 17-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man will be sentenced May 23 in Wyandotte County District Court on charges against him in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties.

The juvenile was charged earlier this year in Leavenworth County for residential burglary, felony theft and felony criminal damage in connection with December burglaries throughout the county.

He was found guilty of residential burglary, but the other two charges were dismissed in a plea agreement. The case then was sent to Wyandotte County for sentencing because, earlier that day in December, the juvenile also was involved in burglaries in Wyandotte County.

In addition, two other Kansas City, Kan., men were involved in the spree -- Mark A. Parra, 20, and Steven R. Higgins, 24.

Parra was sentenced to 13 months probation, while Higgins received 29 months in prison in Leavenworth County District Court.

The 17-year-old was charged on five counts of burglary and theft in Wyandotte County.

The 17-year-old will receive a juvenile sentence and an extended juvenile jurisdiction prosecution. With that prosecution, an adult prison sentence will be imposed if he violates his juvenile sentence or commits a new crime.

Parra has a preliminary hearing in Wyandotte County set for Thursday. A warrant has not yet been issued for Higgins in Wyandotte County, so a court date hasn't been set.

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