Michael Arner Sentenced For His Role In Hotel TV Burglary Case
An accomplice in a burglary scheme at a Casper hotel has been given his punishment.
Michael Arner was sentenced to 90 days in jail, and he will then serve three-to-five years of probation, after he pleaded guilty to one charge of burglary and one charge of possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in May 2014, there was an organized overnight burglary of nine new televisions, from the Holiday Inn on East Second Street.
The burglars entered through an office window that wasn’t locked, while an accomplice distracted the front desk employee, in order to prevent them from seeing the security cameras.
Investigators got a lead when they found someone trying to sell the TVs on Facebook.
Police interviewed Arner at his residence, and he said his role was more of a lookout, but he was also handed several TV's during the burglary, and he helped load them into a truck.
Officers also found meth paraphernalia at Arner's residence while conducting a search.
A number of co-defendants connected to this case, have also pleaded guilty to various charges.