Man who broke into relative’s home pleads guilty

Photo: Kyle Vestal

A man accused of breaking into the home of a relative and possessing methamphetamine pled guilty to the charges against him during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court earlier this month.

Twenty-five-year-old Kyle Wayne Vestal of Mountain Home was sentenced to six years in prison, with two to serve in one of the Community Correction Centers in the state, and four suspended.

Vestal was arrested for breaking into his aunt’s home along East Eighth Street in September 2019 and with possessing methamphetamine in October last year.

During an interview with Mountain Home Police, Vestal was reported to have admitted he had entered his relative’s home through an unlocked door. He said he stayed in the residence for about an hour, “shot up” methamphetamine and took pills.

He also stole items from the house that he said he converted into cash to buy more methamphetamine.

Vestal told police he was not on speaking terms with his relative and had not been to her home for several months.

On Oct. 14 last year, Vestal was stopped by a Mountain Home Police officer and asked to speak to investigators about a car break-in case in which he was a suspect. During the encounter, the officer reported Vestal “kept sticking his right hand into the pocket of his jeans.”

When the officer asked him what he had in the pocket, Vestal pulled out a small plastic bag containing a crystalline substance he admitted was methamphetamine. He said he had purchased the drug the night before.

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