Two to be sentenced on probation violation on burglary rap

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Two McCook men who were sentenced to probation for burglary were charged with probation violations in District Court Monday.

William J. Fune, 19, of 401 W. Second and Brandon J. Kilgore, 18, of 111 N. Cherokee, were both originally charged with burglary, a Class III felony. Fune was sentenced February 2007 to 24 months of intensive supervised probation, restitution and electronic monitoring.

In August 2007, he admitting to violating conditions of his probation and was sentenced to continued probation, along with 90 days of wearing the SCRAM alcohol-detection monitoring device.

In Jan. 2008, he was charged with violating conditions of his probation, with a citation for minor in possession of alcohol and associating with persons with a known criminal background.

Fune admitted the violations and sentencing is set for March 3, at 10 a.m.

Kilgore was originally sentenced in March 2007 to 24 months probation and in January 2008, was cited for minor in possession and associating with persons with a known criminal background. Kilgore admitted the violations and sentencing is set for March 3 at 9:30 a.m.

Two men charged with a burglary in Indianola were also seen in District Court, with one sentenced to probation and restitution.

Trevor D. Gray of Indianola and Eric T. Hampton, of Tahlequah, Okla., both 18, were charged with burglary, a Class III felony, when they allegedly broke into the shop building owned by Robert McConville in October 2007.

A billfold containing money and other items were stolen from the Indianola shop, police records show.

Gray pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 24 months of intensive supervised probation, the Nebraska Department of Work Ethic Camp in McCook, electronic monitoring and $1,885.97 in restitution.

Hampton, who was with Gray when the burglary occurred, pleaded guilty and sentencing is set for March 1.

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