Courtland Lovato Sentenced For His Role In Natrona County High School Break In And Vandalism
A Natrona County man will be spending some time in jail, after admitting that he and two others broke into Natrona County High School.
Twenty-two year old Courtland Lovato was sentenced to 90 days in jail, after he pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor charge of criminal entry.
Afterwards he will be given first-time offender status, along with two-to-five years of probation, after he pleaded guilty to one felony charge of property destruction.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in September 2014, Lovato along with 31-year old Kasey Ford, and 22-year old Robert Rowe, entered the school through an unsecured entrance, and vandalized various rooms, pushed over a vending machine, and even put metal cups into a microwave, but the latter didn’t work, when the breaker tripped, thus shutting the microwave off.
Officers were able to obtain surveillance video of the three and they were later identified by a bar waitress, who said she had seen one of them earlier in the evening.
When questioned by police, the three admitted to what they did, and said they had been drinking prior to the crime spree, and didn’t have a plan to do what they did, but it ended up happening.
If Lovato completes his probation term without any further incidents, the felony conviction will be cleared from his record.
He must also pay almost $7,500 in restitution.