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June 6, 2014

Man sentenced to prison in burglary ring cases

A Hunt County man has been sentenced to state prison, after pleading guilty to multiple residential burglaries last fall.

Matthew Justin Lindley was one of four people who were said to have been a part of a burglary ring which had been operating across the region.

Lindley, 22, of Caddo Mills, pleaded guilty during a Wednesday hearing in the 196th District Court to four counts of burglary of a habitation and was sentenced to five years in the Texas Depart-ment of Criminal Justice-Institutional Division.

Sheriff Randy Meeks said the ring had hit areas in Caddo Mills, Royse City and Campbell.

The indictments against Lindley claimed he had carried out four break-ins between October 17 and December 7, 2013.

As part of the plea agreement, Lindley took responsibility for, but was not formally charged with, additional counts of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information and engaging in organized crime.

Lindley was facing a maximum sentence of from two to 20 years for a conviction on the burglary of a habitation charges.

Indictments remain pending against three additional suspects — Justin Blaine Sicard,  Isaac William Ewton and Bradley Roseberry.

Meeks said the sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division cleared one theft case, three burglaries and four fraudulent use or possession of identifying information cases with the arrests and recovered thousands of dollars of stolen property and personal information, while also assisting the Caddo Mills Police Department in clearing up a string of burglary of motor vehicles and thefts within the city of Caddo Mills.

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