Man sentenced for home burglariesA Poplar man will spend 75 days in jail for taking part in a pair of drug-related residential burglaries in Douglas County this spring, including one that took place while two teenage girls were in the home babysitting.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Poplar man will spend 75 days in jail for taking part in a pair of drug-related residential burglaries in Douglas County this spring, including one that took place while two teenage girls were in the home babysitting.
Alexander Morningstar Rohling, 21, pleaded no contest in Douglas County Circuit Court last week to one amended count of criminal trespass to a dwelling and one count of burglary-party to a crime. He was sentenced to one year of probation and 75 days of jail with Huber work release for the trespassing count. He was also ordered to pay $180 restitution and court costs of $243, undergo a chemical dependency evaluation and have no contact with the victim. A deferred judgment of conviction agreement was entered for the burglary count. If Rohling successfully completes his probation, stays out of trouble with the law and pays and additional $1,463.50 restitution by Sept. 9, 2015, the count would be amended to misdemeanor theft and there would be no further penalties.
According to the criminal complaints: Rohling and his roommate kicked in the back door of a neighbor’s home the evening of March 23, searching for prescription drugs to steal. Two teens were in the home babysitting during the incident. Rohling was also involved in a March 12 burglary at a Hawthorne home where someone entered the home through a window during the afternoon and stole prescription Oxycodone pills.