Husband and Wife Plead Guilty to Aggravated Burglary

June 25, 2013
by: 
Dwayne Page
William Berl Doop
Ismay Doop
Brandon Lynn Tallent
William A. Johnson
Joshua Kevin Vickers
Barbara Ann Covington
April Anderson
Brett Allen Anderson
Joseph Daniel Richardson

A husband and wife each pleaded guilty in DeKalb County Criminal Court Tuesday to the October aggravated burglary of a residence on Campbell Road.

32 year old William Berl Doop received an eight year sentence to serve at 35% before parole eligibility while 31 year old Ismay Doop got a six year sentence on state probation with supervision to be transferred to Rutherford County. They are to make $800 restitution to the victim. He was given jail credit from October 15, 2012 to May 29, 2013.

They were sentenced by Judge David Patterson.

Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Tuesday, October 9 the Doop's allegedly broke into a home on Campbell Road by kicking in the front door. They allegedly stole a Honda transmission, a battery, a push mower, tire and rim, indoor heaters, a 13 inch TV, a microwave, and several other items all valued at more than $1,000. The case was investigated by criminal detectives of the sheriff's department.

The Doops were among eleven people sentenced Tuesday on burglary, theft, or vandalism related charges.

In other cases, 29 year old Brandon Lynn Tallent pleaded guilty by information to two counts of theft over $1,000 and received a four year sentence in each case to run concurrently with each other all suspended to supervised probation. He is to make restitution to the victim.

Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, January 19 Tallent and a co-defendant allegedly took three tractor trailer starters and a cast iron intake from property on the Old Snow Hill Road. The items were valued at more than $1,000.

The next day on Sunday, January 20, Tallent and the co-defendant allegedly took two trailers and small gasoline engines from the same property on the Old Snow Hill Road. These items were valued at more than $1,000.

51 year old William A. Johnson pleaded guilty to theft of property over $10,000 and received a three year sentence all suspended to supervised probation.

Sheriff Ray said that on Thursday, November 29 at the Handlebar II Bar and Grill on Highway 70 east, Johnson allegedly took a sixteen foot Tandem trailer with a 2011 Polaris Ranger 800 and a 2008 Honda Recon 700 four wheeler with a total value of $23,800. All the stolen items were recovered. The case was investigated by a criminal detective of the sheriff's department.

31 year old Joshua Kevin Vickers pleaded guilty to burglary and received a two year sentence to serve at 30% before parole eligibility. He is to make restitution of $1,342 to the victim. He received jail credit of twenty seven days.

Sheriff Ray said that on October 12 , Vickers allegedly broke into an outbuilding on Green Hill Road in Liberty by kicking in the front door. He allegedly took a chainsaw, leaf blower, a cordless screwdriver set, battery charger and various other items including a 1997 Honda four wheeler all valued at over $1,000. The case was investigated by a criminal detective of the sheriff's department.

43 year old Barbara Ann Covington pleaded guilty to two counts of theft over $500 and received two years in each case to run consecutively with each other for a total of four years. She will be on supervised probation. Covington must make restitution to the victims, jointly and severally with the co-defendant in the case. She was given jail credit from September 19, 2012 to June 25, 2013.

According to Sheriff Ray, Covington and a co-defendant allegedly broke into four vehicles parked at Four Seasons Marina on July, 29 2012. Items were taken from each vehicle.

32 year old Joseph Daniel Richardson pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary, three counts of forgery, and theft of property over $1,000. He received a six year sentence in the burglary case and two years in each of the other cases all to run concurrently with each other for a total of six years to be served at 30% before parole eligibility. He is to make restitution to the victims. Richardson was given jail credit of 284 days.

Sheriff Ray said that on July 20, 2012 Richardson allegedly broke into a home on Cedar Street in Liberty. Entry was made through the garage. Richardson allegedly stole from the home, a 20 gauge and 12 gauge shotgun, muzzleloader, and pellet rifle, a gold diamond ring, gold class ring, and several other pieces of jewelry, along with a blue pyrex totebag with a total value at over $1,000.

Meanwhile, in a separate case, Sheriff Ray said that Richardson was also accused of passing forged checks at the Stop N Buy on Highway 70 at Liberty on three occasions in September.

According to Sheriff Ray, Richardson allegedly passed at the Stop N Buy a forged check in the amount of $55 on Monday, September 3; another forged check for $60 on Friday, September 7; and still another forged check for $60 on Saturday, September 8.

36 year old Crystal R. King pleaded guilty to theft under $500 and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days all suspended to supervised probation. The sentence is to run consecutive with her current probation.

Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger said that on Friday, November 9 officers were dispatched to Rite Aid Pharmacy on a shoplifting call. Upon arrival, two Rite Aid Associates told the officer that a woman identified as King had just left in a car. The associates pointed out the car to the officer and informed him that King tried to leave the store with some merchandise but when confronted, she threw the items down and ran. After stopping the vehicle, police found King in possession of drug paraphernalia.

21 year old Terry Lee Jones, III pleaded guilty to three counts of forgery to serve one year in each case, all suspended to supervised probation. The cases are to run consecutively with each other for a total of three years and concurrently with a violation of probation case against him in General Sessions Court. He is to make restitution to his father in the amount of $340.

Chief Caplinger said that Jones was brought in on a warrant for failure to appear and was questioned about a possible forgery of checks on his father's account in June, 2012. Jones allegedly admitted to forging the checks. He allegedly forged checks on his father's account, took them to a local bank, and cashed them. He admitted to taking the checks and getting the money. In one of the cases, Jones admitted to making out a check on his father's account to another person, who tried to cash this check at the bank. The check was turned down. Jones admitted to forging the check to get his friend to cash it so he could have the money. Jones was given jail credit from June 25 to August 12, 2012 and from September 15, 2012 to June 25, 2013.

30 year old April Anderson pleaded guilty to fraudulent use of a credit card and received a two year sentence, all suspended to supervised probation except for 30 days to serve on weekends. She must make restitution to the victim
Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, November 12 Anderson allegedly stole a debit card and used it several times over a six day period totaling $2,022. The card was taken from the victim's vehicle on Quail Point Drive.

45 year old Brett Allen Anderson pleaded guilty to vandalism under $500 and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days all suspended to supervised probation.

Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, November 13, a deputy was called to investigate a vandalism at a local residence. Upon arrival, the officer saw damage to a door. He spoke to Anderson who admitted to kicking in the door and entering the residence. The home apparently belonged to the landlord of someone Anderson had been seeing.

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