CLINTON — A trial date was continued Thursday for a Clinton woman allegedly involved in a burglary at the former Hillbilly Jack’s restaurant.
District Court Judge Mary Howes ordered a jury trial for Jennifer J. Ozmon, 38, 438 11th Ave. South, be continued to allow for counsel to take new depositions. Final pre-trial conferences are set for 10 a.m. Oct. 26.
A jury trial is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Nov. 6. Ozmon is charged with second-degree burglary, habitual offender, a class C felony, first-degree attempted burglary, habitual offender, a class C felony, and conspiracy to commit burglary, habitual offender, a class D felony.
Sandell R. Anderson Jr., 27, was ordered to serve two concurrent sentences not to exceed five years for third-degree burglary and second-degree attempted burglary. Charlie C. Johnson Jr., 34, was granted suspended sentences not to exceed five years for third-degree burglary and second-degree attempted burglary.
According to the affidavit, at 9:03 a.m. Jan. 4, officers responded to Hillbilly Jack’s Restaurant, 1516 Camanche Ave., to a report of a burglary in progress. Officers arrived and determined there were people inside the business who refused to exit the building. Officers made entry and took Anderson and Johnson into custody. Anderson and Johnson were interviewed and both admitted to the planning of the burglary to Hillbilly Jack’s. Both Anderson and Johnson stated Ozmon, an employee with Hillbilly Jack’s, assisted them with the burglary. Ozmon planned to leave the outside doors unlocked as she left work on the night of Jan. 4.
The affidavit states on Jan. 9 an officer met with Ozmon at the Clinton Police Department in reference to her involvement in the burglary to Hillbilly Jack’s. Ozmon admitted during her interview she was working on Jan. 4. Ozmon stated she planned, with Anderson and Johnson, to help in the burglary by unlocking the doors of the business at closing time. Anderson and Johnson used this unlocked door to gain entry into the business. Johnson was in possession of a gun during the burglary.