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Burglar accepts plea deal

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

McCOOK, Nebraska -- One of three alleged burglars, accused of breaking into a West First Street residence in May, accepted a plea agreement last week in Red Willow County District Court admitting guilt to the crime. The offender, 20-year-old Toni Hopkins of 906 East E Street, had originally pleaded not guilty in September to the Class 3 felony burglary charge against her.

The plea agreement Snyder accepted, offered by Red Willow County Attorney Paul Wood, reduced a Class 3 felony second degree forgery charge in a fraudulent check writing case against her, to three Class I misdemeanor offenses. The plea subsequently admitted guilt in the felony burglary case and to the three misdemeanor forgery offenses.

Snyder was scheduled for sentencing in both cases at 11 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2013, in Red Willow County District Court.

Hopkins and two accomplices were accused of stealing $9,000 in cash, in addition to jewelry and other items, allegedly taken from the home of Hopkin's mother.

Snyder's alleged accomplices in the burglary, 22-year-old Johnathon M. Wickizer of Benkelman, Nebraska, and 18-year-old Rayna Snyder of 115 West O Street, have both entered not guilty pleas to the burglary charges against them.

Wickizer is scheduled for a Dec. 3 status hearing and a Dec. 4 jury trial. Snyder is scheduled for a Jan. 29, 2013, jury trial.

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