JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
A Jefferson City man has been sentenced to four years in prison on a pair of felony charges.
David Patton, 33, pleaded guilty on Monday to first-degree accessory to tampering with a motor vehicle and accessory to second-degree burglary. He was sentenced to four years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on Monday, with a credit of 171 days for time served.
Cole County Sheriff's deputies responded in July to a 911 hang-up call to investigate a burglary and car theft on the 10000 block of Old Highway 54.
Deputies then took another call about a burglary at a business not too far away from the first incident, near the 5000 block of Monticello Road. Two employees said their cars had been broken into and several items had been stolen, according to previous reporting. The owner of the business also allegedly stated he received an alert on his phone that there was a $400 charge on his credit card used at a convenience store on Ellis Boulevard in Jefferson City.
The employee alleged Patton stole the credit card from his work van inside the shop. Reports show there was no forced entry into the shop and Patton already knew the keypad entry because he was a former employee.
Patton was arrested at his residence, along with three other people.