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COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City 18-year-old pleaded guilty to his role in a burglary last year.
Charles Rector admitted his guilt Monday in Whitley County Circuit Court.
Rectorâ€™s plea was â€śstraight up,â€ť without an agreement beforehand.
â€śI hope the state dismisses the theft charge on the guilty plea to burglary,â€ť said Whitley County Public Defender Brad Voelz, who was representing Rector.
Whitley County Prosecutor Matt Rentschler confirmed that was his intent.
Burglary is a Class B felony and theft is a Class D felony.
For the burglary, the charge to which Rector admitted his guilt, there is a sentencing range from 6 to 20 years, with 10 being the advisory sentence.
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