Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Juvenile gets jail for grand theft

Police claim more than $100,000 stolen from Ketchum home


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

A 16-year-old Ketchum boy has been sentenced to 21 days in jail for stealing jewelry and other items earlier last spring from a west Ketchum home that police say the boy was allowed to watch over while the owner was out of town.

The boy was given credit for seven days already spent behind bars. He was further placed on supervised probation for three years.

According to Blaine County court records, sentence was pronounced on Dec. 1 in Blaine County Juvenile Court by Judge Mark Ingram, who also gave the boy a withheld judgment. The withheld judgment provides that the conviction can be removed from the boy's criminal record if he successfully completes the terms of probation.

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The boy pleaded guilty to felony grand theft in September.

According to Ketchum police reports, more than $100,000 in property was stolen from the home of Mary Grace Feehan last spring while she was out of town. Police reported that the boy fenced stolen jewelry at Diamond Buyers in Ketchum and at Christopher and Co. in Hailey.

Terry Smith: tsmith@mtexpress.com




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