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Neon man pleads guilty to break-in, copper theft

A Neon man recently pleaded guilty to burglarizing a Neon home and stealing copper wire.

John Dewayne Baker, 40, 295 Hogg Hollow, pleaded guilty to thirddegree burglary, theft or more than $500, and firstdegree criminal mischief. Baker broke into the home of Ireland Sexton on Nov. 4, 2009 and stole copper wiring he found there. Baker also damaged the home.

Baker has been sentenced to probation for three years under the supervision of the Department of Corrections. According to the plea agreement, Baker pay a supervision fee of $15 each month, $10 each month in drug testing fees, and $130 in court costs. Baker was also ordered to pay $500 in restitution to the Letcher Circuit Clerk’s Office to Ireland Sexton at the rate of $75 each month. Baker will receive 10 days credit for time he served in jail.

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