Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

February 12, 2014

Domestic situation cause of burglary plea

By Michael R. Moser

CROSSVILLE — A former eastern Cumberland County man accused of breaking into a residence that he once shared with a local woman pleaded guilty to two burglary counts and if he returns property taken during one of the break-ins, will be allowed to serve his sentence on probation.

Alen Edward Boeninghaus, 54, now a Chattanooga area resident, pleaded guilty to the two counts of aggravated burglary. A theft of more than $1,000 charge was dropped. As part of the agreement, Boeninghaus is to return two bronze statutes valued at more than $1,000.

If he fails to return the statues, Boeninghaus will be responsible for $2,000 in restitution.

His four-year supervised probation will be transfered to a Board of Pardons and Paroles probation officer in Chattanooga, if that office accepts supervising the defendant.

The charges stem from incidents that occurred April and again in June of 2012.

In other cases on the docket, the following pleas were entered:

•Clifford T. Begley, 38, charged with possession of more than one-half ounce of marijuana, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and received a two-year suspended sentence with 30 days to serve and the balance on supervised probation. Begley had fine waived but is to pay court costs.

•Brittany Rasheal Berry, 19, charged with child neglect of a victim under the age of eight, pleaed guilty to child neglect and received a three-year suspended sentence to be served under supervised probation of judicial diversion.

•Kyle Benjamin Booth, 20, charged with aggravated assault, theft of merchandise and theft of less than $500, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and received a three-year sentence to be served under supervision of judicial diversion conditions. He received an 11-month and 29-day sentence for one theft of less than $500 charge. The remaining theft of merchandise, along with two theft cases, a domestic assault and attachment for failure to do community service pending in Cumberland County General Sessions Court were dropped.

•Robert Eric Dille, 38, charged with sale of more than .5 grams of methamphetamine and possession of drug parapheranalia, pleaded guilty to attempted sale of .5 grams of meth and the paraphernalia charge and received a two-year suspended sentence to be served under supervised probation conditions of judicial diversion.