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Busy burglar sentenced to prison

Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 3:53 PM
Last updated 7:24 PM
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Shortly after pleading guilty this year to attempted burglary in one case, a 20-year-old Augusta man continued his burglary spree.

On Monday, Desmond Thompson pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to new charges and received a prison sentence of 15 years followed by five years’ probation.

Thompson was caught May 1 in a stolen car he wrecked after breaking into two south Augusta businesses. A palm print connected him to a April 24 home burglary, and DNA connected him to a March 11 burglary and two other home burglaries in November. Thompson had to provide a DNA sample after he pleaded guilty in February to attempted burglary.

The judge also revoked the remainder of Thompson’s earlier sentence of four years on probation.

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nocnoc 10/07/13 - 04:37 pm
Pretty bad when the judge gives you a chance

and you waste it.

More surprisingly an ARC judge actually giving out hard time for burglary.

His Picture

His last crime for the next 10+ years

Swatbad 10/08/13 - 10:08 pm
The truth is....

The truth is that this kid suffers from a traumatic brain injury received as a result of a car accident as a child. Not making excuses, but he has the mental function of a 10 year old. I know because I taught him.....Sadly I always new that this would likely be his future, if not death. Not sure what the answer is for those like him...the mentally ill.

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