CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Circuit Judge William L. Syler, Jr. sentenced a Cape Girardeau teen to five years probation on Monday, Oct. 17 for a botched burglary.
Andrew T. Laxton, 18, was sentenced to five years probation for second degree burglary and felony stealing.
The Office of the Prosecuting Attorney for Cape Girardeau says Laxton pleaded guilty to the charges, waived a sentencing assessment report and was sentenced by Circuit Judge William L. Syler.
The attorney's office says Laxton has been in jail for 51 days since his arrest on August 26. The judge placed him on probation and warned him that more jail would be in his future if he violated the terms of his release.
According to the attorney's office, the 18-year-old was caught in Fred's Discount Store at 3:45 a.m. on Aug.