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Kinmundy Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Theft

By Will Doolin, WJBD News

A Kinmundy man has been sentenced to prison for multiple thefts in Marion County Court.  19-year-old Shawn Gentry pleaded guilty to felony theft and unlawful possession of stolen property.  He was sentenced to a total of eight-years in prison and three-years of mandatory supervised release.   

In March 2012, Gentry had accepted a down payment and had given a collector of old farm equipment permission to remove equipment that Gentry did not own.  The owner of the property, Robert Jackson of McNichol Road in rural Patoka, said he had never given Gentry permission to take or sell the items.  Jackson had called deputies when he discovered a 1989 Ford pickup truck being removed.  In August 2010, Gentry stole a 1988 Honda motorcycle as well.

Gentry were given credit for time served and was also ordered to pay $1,567.50 in restitution costs.  As part of the plea deal, a third theft charge was dismissed.  In September 2012, Gentry stole deer tree stands owned by Bryce Geiler of Kinmundy.  

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