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CLINTON — A 20-year-old man admitted to being involved with several boat break-ins at Camanche Marina last summer.

Appearing before District Court Judge Nancy Tabor on Thursday, Anthony White entered guilty pleas to charges of second-degree criminal mischief, a Class D felony, and third-degree burglary as an aggravated misdemeanor. 

According to the plea agreement, the state — represented by Assistant County Attorney Amanda Myers — will recommend a suspended sentence and minimum fine in the case. The state will not resist White’s request for a deferred judgment. 

A charge of second-degree theft will be dismissed if the plea agreement is accepted, which will be up to the sentencing judge after the presentence investigation is completed. If the court chooses not to accept the agreement, White will have the opportunity to withdraw his guilty plea.

According to the affidavit, on the evening of July 3 into the morning of July 4, White and two other individuals were consuming alcohol and sitting on the docks in the rear set of boat docks in the 90-series of slip numbers at Camanche Marina. None of them owned a boat or had “a reason to be on the Marina property.”

White and the other individuals began to open boat covers, damaging some in the process, the affidavit continues. They entered boats and removed multiple items, including speakers, stereos, amplifiers, stereo face plates, deck poles, fish knives, a tool box, plates and utensils, a cooler and lights.

Some items were thrown into the river and others were taken to the homes or vehicles of White and the other individuals, according to the affidavit.

The victims are listed, along with the value of items stolen or damaged as follows:

  • Kyle Dewitt $1,100 items stolen, $2,075.80 damage.
  • James Gifford $20 items stolen.
  • Troy Birely $180 items stolen.
  • And Kenneth Determan $860 items stolen, $1,821.13 damage.

Sentencing was scheduled for 10 a.m. May 28. White requested a search of the deferred docket, and a presentence investigation was ordered.

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