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Bloomington Man Facing Prison Time After Accepting Plea Deal
Updated December 4, 2015 5:39 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BEDFORD) - A Bloomington man is facing five years in prison and one year on house arrest after he pleaded guilty in a plea deal to burglary.

Lawrence County Superior Court I Judge Michael Robbins will sentence 39-year-old Anthony Earl on Tuesday.

Earl pleaded guilty to a Level 4 felony charge of burglary. In exchange a misdemeanor charge of in an unrelated case and a misdemeanor charge of theft were dismissed.

The deal also states that Earl will participate in the therapeutic community at the Indiana Department of Correction and in Lawrence County Community Corrections upon his release from prison.

Earl also agreed to $500 in restitution to a victim.

Earl pleaded guilty to burglarizing a home in the 2500 block of J Street on December 4, 2014, and stealing a PlayStation 3 and five video games.

A hat belonging to Earl was also found inside the home. The woman told police she suspected Earl committed the crime. The two had been living at the home, but she had kicked him and another woman Patricia Horton out of the home, two days before the burglary.

Police say Earl's DNA was found on the hat.

Earl admitted that he and another man Jesse Burton and Horton had been at the home on Dec. 4. He told police he stayed outside while Burton and Horton broke into the home

Burton told police that Earl was the one that removed the screws from a window and climbed into the home and opened the door for Burton and Horton.

Horton told police she knew nothing about the burglary.

After the burglary, all three went to a Bloomington pawn shop to sell the gaming system. According to store records Horton pawned the console.

All three were arrested on a felony burglary charge and a misdemeanor theft charge.

Horton pleaded guilty to theft on July 23, and the burglary charge was dismissed.

Burton pleaded guilty to an amended felony charge of residential entry March 25, and the theft charge was dismissed.

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