Two people charged in a March burglary and theft in Alexandria were sentenced in DeKalb County Criminal Court Wednesday.
Judge David Patterson presided.
30 year old Clayton Green pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and received a sentence of five years to serve at 30% before his release eligibility date. He was given jail credit from March 1, 2013 to June 16, 2013.
29 year old Rachel Green received a four year sentence after pleading guilty to aggravated burglary and theft over $1,000. She got four years for the burglary and two years in the theft case. The sentences are to run concurrently as one four year term to serve at 30%. She was given 256 days of jail credit. The terms will also run concurrently to charges against her in Smith, Wilson, and Franklin counties. She must make restitution.
Sheriff Patrick Ray told WJLE that after receiving information of a planned break-in at a residence on Lower Helton Road in Alexandria, his department conducted an undercover investigation, placing the home under surveillance. One of detectives saw Clayton and Rachel Green enter the house. When they came out, the two were detained for questioning. They were subsequently arrested.
According to Sheriff Ray, both Clayton and Rachel Green allegedly entered the residence through a garage door. The two allegedly took a camera, bag of assorted change, knife collection, 38 special Rossie revolver, a 22 Heritage pistol, a chain saw, nail guns, jig saw, 410 shotgun, a 12 gauge bolt action shotgun, several items of gold jewelry, and other things, all valued at over $1,000. Rachel also allegedly entered a pickup truck on the property and took a 22 caliber pistol valued at under $500. While under investigation for the burglary, Clayton Green, a convicted felon, was found to be in reach of two loaded handguns, a 38 and a 22 caliber. He told the officers that he was a convicted felon and was not allowed to have guns.
21 year old Shelly Renae Newby pleaded guilty to two counts of theft of property over $1,000. She received a two year sentence suspended to supervised probation in each case to run concurrently with each other and with sentences against her in Rutherford and Wilson counties.
Sheriff Ray told WJLE that on Saturday, January 19 Newby and a co-defendant, 29 year old Brandon Lynn Tallent allegedly took three tractor trailer starters and a cast iron intake from property on the Old Snow Hill Road. The items are valued at more than $1,000. Newby admitted to an officer that she and Tallent had taken items from this property on several occasions.
The next day on Sunday, January 20, Newby and Tallent allegedly took two trailers and small gasoline engines from the same property on the Old Snow Hill Road. These items are valued at more than $1,000. Newby admitted to an officer that she and Tallent had taken these items.
Meanwhile on Friday, January 25, Newby and Tallent went back to the same location and allegedly took val covers, a gas tank, an intake, and struts. These items are valued at less than $500. They were found in the back of Tallent's vehicle after an officer pulled him over on a traffic stop. Newby admitted to the officer that she and Tallent had taken these items.
Tallent pleaded guilty by information in June to two counts of theft over $1,000 and received a four year sentence in each case to run concurrently with each other all suspended to supervised probation. He was ordered to make restitution to the victim.