FARMINGTON — A Centerville man who police said was involved in numerous vehicle burglaries in order to get money to go to Lagoon has been sentenced to serve six months in jail.
His co-defendant Shane Alexx Crandall, 19, also of Centerville was booked and released from the Davis County Jail on Wednesday on numerous charges in connection with the case.
Michael Franklin Whitney, 19, was sentenced to serve the jail time in lieu of going to prison in 2nd District Court on Wednesday. He was charged with multiple counts on Aug. 17. He pleaded guilty on Aug. 24 to third-degree felony burglary, two counts of vehicle burglary, class B misdemeanors and one count of theft, class B misdemeanor.
Prosecutors agreed to dismiss 10 other charges in exchange for the guilty plea.
Judge David Hamilton also sentenced Whitney to pay a $750 fine, plus $2,771 in restitution to the victims. Hamilton suspended a prison sentence of up to 5 years, but placed Whitney on probation for three years with Adult Probation and Parole.
Crandall is charged with one third-degree felony burglary, eight counts of vehicle burglary, class A misdemeanors; six counts of theft, class B misdemeanors; and two counts of criminal mischief, class B misdemeanors.
A hearing is set for Oct. 21 in 2nd District Court, according to the court website.
A 17-year-old has also been charged in juvenile court in connection with the case, said Centerville Police Lt. Paul Child.
Police said Whitney pawned TVs and tools that were stolen. The thefts occurred between 11:30 p.m., on Aug. 3 and 1:30 a.m., on Aug. 4, Items were taken out of unlocked cars and a storage shed that was locked.