Squatter in vacant home gets prison time

Kendrick Sebree of Mountain Home pled guilty to some charges and no contest to another during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court last Thursday and was sentenced to three years in prison.

The 22-year-old Sebree and a female were arrested in late November last year after Mountain Home Police Department officers were dispatched to check a vacant home by the property manager and found Sebree and the woman sleeping in the garage of the home.

The officers also found a small plastic bag containing a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. They also found a glass smoking pipe and used syringes, according to the probable cause affidavit.

While Sebree entered a guilty plea to the drug-related charges, he pled no contest to criminal trespass for being in the house without permission. A no contest plea is entered when defendants do not want to admit guilt, but concede prosecutors have enough evidence to be able to convict them at trial.

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