Convicted Burglar Headed For Prison

Last May, a jury convicted 39-year-old Stanley Budder of burglary and unlawful possession and disposal of property. Budder broke into the Crazy Woman Saloon in Dayton in October 2008 and stole more than $1,500 in cash.

Attorneys for both the state and the defense agreed that Budder was not a candidate for probation. His history of violence and disregarding the terms of his probation worked against him. Budder was also involved in an escape attempt from an Oklahoma jail that resulted in an assault on a female corrections officer. The pre-sentence investigation revealed that Budder had even been shot by officers during the incident.

After taking arguments from both sides, 4th Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn sentenced Budder to spend the next three and a half to seven years in prison. He will also have to pay over $2,100 in restitution.

Also in District Court yesterday, Ryan Scafe was sentenced to 1-to-5 years probation on burglary charges. The sentence was part of a plea agreement that involved a deferred prosecution. That means that if he successfully completes probation, the felony conviction will not appear on his record.

And 24-year-old Amy Thielen received a suspended sentence and 3 years probation in return for her guilty plea to larceny charges. Thielen will have to pay over $2,000 in restitution to Kmart to repay stolen funds.

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