Dallas Judkins Pleads Guilty To Burglarizing School
One of two Casper teens charged with stealing equipment from a school is admitting to it.
Eighteen year old Dallas Judkins has pleaded guilty to one felony charge of burglary and one misdemeanor charge of property destruction.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in middle August, there were two separate break-ins and burglaries, at one of the new buildings at Natrona County High School.
A number of Ipad touch screen computer laptops and a projector screen were stolen.
Police later found that they had been pawned, and upon recovering and activating them, the ID on one of the computer’s showed 18-year old Justin Drinkwalter’s email address and another displayed his name.
A pawn shop employee also said a drywall repair tool had been pawned, and it turned out, that originally belong to repair crews, trying to fix the damage done, during the first break-in.
The license plate of the vehicle that Drinkwalter was driving at the time the items were pawned, was recorded, and investigators also obtained video from the break-ins, which showed Drinkwalter, along with Judkins.
When questioned by officers, both Drinkwalter and Judkins confessed.
As part of a plea deal for Judkins, prosecutors will seek a 50-day jail sentence for the property destruction charge.
As for the burglary charge, prosecutors will seek first time offender's status for Judkins, which means if he completes a term of probation, the felony conviction will be cleared from his record.
Judkins is free on $5,000 bond and will be sentenced at a later date.
Meanwhile, Drinkwalter has pleaded not guilty to charges connected to this case, and is awaiting trial.