Lakeview man pleads guilty to theft from neighbor

Duane Dean, Jr., of Lakeview was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to breaking into a residence in Lakeview and taking items, including cash and a firearm.

According to the Baxter County Sheriff's Office, a Lakeview resident reported his home had been broken into on several occassions.

Investigators developed Dean, a neighbor of the victim, as a suspect. He had been seen on video surveillance using a gift card taken from the neighbor's residence at a Mountain Home business.

When he was interviewed, Dean is reported to have admitted to going into his neighbor's home several times and taking items. The stolen weapon was found at Dean's residence and returned to the victim.

At the time of the thefts, Dean was on probation from a previous felony charge in Marion County.

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