Medina County Courthouse

Friday, August 27, 2010

Akron Man Sent to Prison for Attempted Burglary

William R. Carson, Jr.,53, who is from Akron, but is presently homeless, was sent to prison for one year by Judge James L. Kimbler on Thursday, August 26. In July, a jury convicted Mr. Carson of one count of Attempted Burglary, a fifth degree felony, and two counts of Criminal Trespass, a fourth degree misdemeanor.

Judge Kimbler also sentenced Mr. Carson to thirty days in jail for each criminal trespass, but under Ohio law, a misdemeanor sentence has to be served concurrently with a prison sentence. Judge Kimbler also gave him credit for 129 days he served in the county jail prior to the imposition of sentence.

Although the jury convicted Mr. Carson of three counts, it found him not guilty of one burglary count, a count of possessing criminal tools, and found him not guilty of two counts of breaking and entering, but did find him guilty of the lesser included offenses of criminal trespass. Mr. Carson is expected to appeal his conviction.

No comments: