Lawrence men face jail time for storage unit thefts
CREATED Oct. 31, 2013
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) One Lawrence man is sentenced to prison and two others are awaiting court hearings after a string of burglaries from storage units around the city.
A judge this week sentenced 33-year-old Jacob P. Paine to three years in prison for his role in at least 20 burglaries this year. Police say the thieves got away with more than $77,000 in goods. Investigators believe most of the thefts were related to methamphetamine use.
Paine originally faced more than a dozen charges before he pleaded guilty last month to three felony burglary counts involving thefts from storage units at an apartment complex.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports two other men are scheduled for preliminary hearings on a dozen charges for their alleged roles in the burglaries.