McAlester man receives 10-year prison sentence

Eric Justice

A McAlester man received concurrent prison sentences after he pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary and a judge granted motions to revoke four prior felony sentences.

Eric T.W. Wayne Justice was sentenced to 10 years in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty to burglary in the second degree, according to documents filed in the District 18 District Attorney’s Office.

Justice was charged in May with felony burglary in the second degree after he broke into an outdoor freezer belonging to Johnny’s A Street Market, documents state.

Applications to revoke three felony sentences from 2018 and one from earlier this year were also granted by Pittsburg County Special District Judge Brian McLaughlin. All felony sentences are to run concurrently with each other.

Applications to revoke were granted for the following charges:

• In 2018, Justice received two five-year suspended sentences for felony burglary in the second degree and felony grand larceny after police said he broke into HL’s Sports Shop and stole four guns, documents state.

• According to documents, Justice received a five-year suspended sentence in 2018 for burglary in the second degree after police said he broke into a business on South George Nigh Expressway with intent to commit larceny.

• Court documents show in February 2019, Justice received a 13-year suspended sentence for felony possession of a firearm after former felony conviction.

In addition to the ODOC sentence, Justice was sentenced to six-months in the Pittsburg County Jail after he pleaded guilty to three other misdemeanors. All counts are to run concurrently with each other and with prior sentences.

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