Fairgrounds, antique store burglar sentenced

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

McCOOK, Nebraska -- A McCook man caught on security camera burglarizing the Red Willow County Fairgrounds Community Building in May received prison time Monday during a sentencing hearing in Red Willow County District Court. The burglar, 22-year-old Trevor D. Gray, was sentenced to 8-12 years with the Nebraska Department of Corrections after he accepted a plea agreement in the case that admitted guilt to a Class III felony burglary charge.

The plea dismissed a possession of marijuana infraction and Gray was given credit at sentencing for 97 days already served in jail.

Gray was also sentenced to prison time in two unrelated cases, one stemming from his involvement in the burglary of Huegal's Hutch Antique's and the theft of a 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle, the second was a Furnas County case and pertained to the burglary of a Cambridge residence.

All sentences were ordered to be served at the same time, including both Red Willow County cases and the Furnas County case.

Gray was convicted of a Class III felony charge of theft by receiving stolen property stemming from the Huegal's Hutch burglary. That charge resulted in an 8-10 year prison sentence with credit given for 31 days already served.

The stolen Kawasaki incident resulted in a Class IV felony conviction for theft by unlawful taking and a sentencing of 20-60 months in prison.

Gray was convicted on one Class III felony charge of theft by receiving stolen property for his involvement in the Cambridge residence burglary. That charge resulted in a 8-10 year prison sentence.

Gray was out on bond and awaiting sentencing in the Huegal's Hutch case when he burglarized the fairgrounds building.

According to court documents the Cambridge residence burglarized was the home of a relative of Gray's accomplice in the crime, Prestin G. Remington of McCook. Remington also was Gray's accomplice in the Huegal's Hutch burglary and was himself sentenced to 4-5 years in prison for his involvement in April.

Gray and Remington were accused of stealing more than $50,000 in jewelry from the Norris Avenue antique store.