CLINTON — A Clinton man pleaded guilty Thursday to a burglary charge.
Casey S. Barry, 22, 1041 10th St. NW, pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary, a class D felony. The state at sentencing will recommend a suspended sentence. A condition of a suspended sentence may or may not include placement at the Residential Corrections facility. The court is not bound by this recommendation. The court deferred acceptance or rejection of the plea agreement until its receipt of the pre-sentence investigation report. Sentencing is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 26.
According to the affidavit, at approximately 7:14 a.m. July 29, officers were dispatched in reference to a male going through items on the front porch of a residence. The officer made contact with Barry, who said he was at a friend’s house getting cans to turn in for money. Barry said the female previously let him go on her property to get cans. Barry said he did not attempt to get inside the residence and did not know the owner’s last name.
Barry said he did not go anywhere on her property other than to the garbage can and front porch.
The affidavit states a witness on scene said she observed a male subject walk to the side of the residence to the garage. The witness said she observed the male open the garage door and go inside the garage. The witness also said she observed the male walk on the porch and shake the door handle. The witness said she called the home owner and told her someone was attempting to break into her residence. Other witnesses said they observed the male going through the trash can and then walk toward the side of the house. The witness said the male walked back in front of the residence, opened the screen door and twisted the door knob.
The affidavit states the home owner arrived on scene and stated she did not give Barry permission to go on her property. The female said she told Barry to stay off her property several times. The female said Barry had stolen several items from her residence in the past. The female said she observed a silver platter sitting with Barry’s property. The female said the silver platter belonged to her and was located inside her garage on the shelf. Officers observed the empty space on the shelf where the platter was located. Barry did not admit to going inside the garage.