23-year-old Destiny Pyke was arraigned in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning on one count of burglary. She plead "guilty" for the January 16th burglary of Quizno's, from which she stole about $350. While the penalty for the felony charge would have carried a possible sentence of not more than ten years in prison, a fine of not more than $10,000, or both, her guilty plea was entered as part of a plea agreement with the State. Prosecutor Christopher La Rosa recommended a sentence of three to five years, supervised probation and for Pyke to pay restitution. Judge Fenn ordered a pre-sentence investigation, and set a sentencing date for the morning of May 5th.
Nicholas Edwards, age 32, was also arraigned in District Court Thursday on three counts. Count 1 was for a charge of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance; Count 2 was for Conspiracy to Deliver Marijuana; and Count 3 was for Felony Child Endangering. Edwards plead "not guilty" on all three counts. The potential sentence for the first two felony counts are not more than 10 years in prison, not more than a fine of $10,000, or both. Count 3 carries a potential sentence of not more than five years in prison, a fine of not more than $5,000, or both. Prosecutor Darci Arsene estimates that the trial will take two days. Judge Fenn set July 13th for the pre-trial conference, and the trial on Edwards' case is set for August 11th and 12th, 2010.
And 19-year-old Kristen Kline entered a "guilty" plea at her arraignment in District Court Thursday. Kline was charged with one count of burglary for an early February crime in which she entered a residence on Rosewood Court in Sheridan and took a 22" Toshiba TV, a pack of Panasonic telephones, and gum. Her guilty plea was part of an agreement with the State. Prosecutor Dianna Bennett recommended a sentence of 2 to 4 years suspended jail time, and three years supervised probation. She is also to pay restitution of $2,906.80 for the extradition costs it took to bring her back from Florida, where she had moved knowing she was being investigated for the crime. She was arrested in Florida on December 30, 2009. Judge Fenn ordered a pre-sentence investigation; sentencing is set for the morning of May 6th.