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Prison sentences in Holton theft case

(KNZA)--Two Missouri residents convicted on charges in connection with the theft of numerous electronics from the Holton Wal-Mart store have been handed prison sentences.

The Holton Recorder reports 31-year-old Joshua Thigpen, of Ferrelview,  was sentenced Friday to 26 months on charges of felony theft and illegal possession of a theft detection remover.

24-year-old Karly Barnes, of Kansas City, received 22-months on charges of felony theft and obstruction of official duty.

Sentencing for a third defendant in the case, 36-year-old Ferrelview, Missouri resident Raven Neece, was postponed to June 29th at the request of her attorney.   

Authorities say the trio made three trips to the Holton Wal-Mart to steal electronics in February and March.

They were arrested March 28th following a traffic stop near the store.

A search warrant was issued and thousand of dollars of high-end electronics were found in their car.

Investigators believe the items had been stolen from locations in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa.

Its believed the trio sold the electronics on Ebay.


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