Burglar cops found looking out window of home gets 10 years in prison

Photo: Jimmy Ray Lewis

A Stone County man, 35-year-old Jimmy Ray Lewis of Mountain View, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges in connection with an incident in 2019 when he was found inside a home when deputies arrived on the scene.

The incident occurred in September last year along State Highway 14 East where deputies found the homeowner in the yard and a burglar, later identified as Lewis, with a flashlight looking out a window in the front room of the dwelling.

When Lewis was observed with the flashlight, he reportedly ran out the side door of the residence with items in his hand.

Lewis entered a guilty plea in Stone County Circuit Court earlier this month to three felony counts of breaking or entering, along with single counts of possession of a controlled substance, crystal methamphetamine, and possession of firearms by certain persons, meaning he is a convicted felon. He was given credit for having served 365 days in the Stone County jail on a theft of property charge.

The full original arrest story is available here.

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