McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

Police/Courts

August 12, 2012

Moore man gets prison time for burglarizing McAlester business

McALESTER — A Moore man was recently sentenced to serve prison time for burglarizing a McAlester business.

Eric Anthony Watson, 25, pleaded guilty Aug. 3 in Pittsburg County District Court to charges of larceny of an automobile, second degree burglary, grand larceny and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

He was sentenced to 10 years in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, with the last seven years suspended.

According to court records, someone had burglarized a McAlester business on Feb. 26 and stole tools, two computers, a taser gun, a four-wheeler, two trucks, a trailer and money. A soda and candy machine at the business had also been broken into and the money inside both machines were taken as well, court records indicate.

According to a police affidavit, Watson called the business owner and apologized for breaking into his business. “Watson told the victim where one truck was located and that he also had the four-wheeler and the trailer ... and that he would give them back to him” if he would help by not filing criminal charges. The business owner told police that Watson “would meet him at the Walmart at I-40 and Sooner Road in Del City with the truck, trailer and four-wheeler.”

According to the affidavit, Del City police located Watson in the area he said he would be and arrested him.

Contact Rachel Petersen at rpetersen@mcalesternews.com.

For more on this story, see the print or electronic editions of the McAlester News-Capital. Click here for print edition home delivery or click here to see the Smart Edition for your computer, tablet, e-reader or smart phone.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Police/Courts
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
NDN Video
Famous Internet Cats Help Big Cause With Viral Video Recapping a Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Is Justin Bieber Dating a Model? Guardians of the Galaxy (Trailer) 'Sharknado 2:' Hottest Memes Surfing The Net Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2" Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.