Two men plead guilty to stealing scrap metal from vacant homes
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Two of three men accused of stealing scrap metal, specifically copper, from a vacant house in Anoka, have each pleaded guilty in Anoka County District Court to a felony charge and been sentenced.
Michael Lee Morgan, 26, 14842 Xkimo St. N.W., Ramsey, who entered a guilty plea to an aiding and abetting attempted theft charge, had a 12 month and one day prison sentence stayed April 18 when he was put on probation for two years and six months and given credit for 19 days served in jail.
Probation conditions include chemical dependency treatment, random breathalyzer and urinalysis testing, no use of mood-altering chemicals and alcohol, no gambling and no entry into a gambling facility. He was also fined $1,000.
Late last year, Tyler Carl Belrose, 44, 530 E. Main St., Anoka, entered a guilty plea to a third-degree burglary charge and at sentencing, a 12-month prison term was stayed. He was put on probation for five years and jailed for 135 days with credit for 61 days served.
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