Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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August 16, 2013

Crime spree nets 7 years

Defendants responsible for $4,654 restitution

CROSSVILLE — A Crossville area man faces 22 burglary, theft and vandalism charges in a four-day crime spree has pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Kyle James Hale, 18, was 17 and just days away from his 18th birthday when he and others were arrested and charged with a series of residential and vehicle burglaries that took place in the Fairfield Glade area in March of 2012.

Hale was charged with four counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of auto burglary, one count of burglary, one count of theft of more than $10,000, three counts of theft of more than $1,000, four counts of theft of less than $500 and six counts of vandalism.

Hale pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of attempted aggravated burglary, two counts of auto burglary, theft of more than $10,000 and one count of vandalism of more than $1,000.

In addition to seven years to serve, he and co-defendants are also responsible for $4,654.26 restitution. he is being given credit for 131 days he served in jail prior to pleading guilty.

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