Two men charged in a burglary and theft investigation were sentenced in DeKalb County Criminal Court Tuesday.
Judge Gary McKenzie presided.
47 year old Royce Virgel Ashford, Jr. entered a plea by criminal information to one count of burglary and received a four year sentence on TDOC probation. He must make restitution of $7,000 to the victim jointly and severally with his co-defendant, 53 year old Aubrey Lee Kilgore. Ashford was given jail credit of 94 days.
Meanwhile, Kilgore entered a plea by criminal information to burglary other than a habitation and driving under the influence (enhanced DUI punishment). Kilgore received a four year sentence for the burglary and 11 months and 29 days for the DUI to run concurrently for a total of four years. He must serve 48 hours and then be on supervised probation. Kilgore must pay a fine of $350, attend DUI school, undergo an alcohol and drug assessment, and he will lose his driver license for one year. Kilgore must also make restitution of $7,000 jointly and severally with his co-defendant Ashford. He was given jail credit of seven days.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Thursday, March 15 Ashford and Kilgore broke into a building on Highway 70 west near Alexandria and stole items worth $25,900. They were later found in possession of some of the property taken. Vandalism damage to the building was estimated at $900.
The case was investigated by a Sheriff’s Department Detective.