A Casper man will spend 18 to 36 months behind bars for one count of burglary for stealing documents from the Casper Re-Entry Center last year

James Stacy heard the sentence handed down by Natrona County District Court Judge Thomas Sullins on Tuesday.

Stacy's sentence will run concurrent with another sentence for a parole violation, Assistant District Attorney Dan Itzen said.

Stacy, who was 26 when he was arrested, had a fairly long criminal history for someone his age, and committed a new crime while serving for another crime, Itzen said.

But his defense attorney Tracy Hucke said her client has been taking a hard look at his behavior, does well in jail and has taken some college courses.

The case began in July when a case manager at the Casper Re-Entry Center saw something was not right in an office. Ceiling tile residue was on a desk and chair, and paperwork on the desk was disorganized, according to investigators with the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office.

Security camera footage showed Stacy left the locked office with some papers, but didn’t enter the office in the same way that he left.

When interviewed, Stacy admitted he entered the office through the ceiling, which he was able to access away from the view of security cameras.

He stole the documents for a friend who had a positive urine test.