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April 4, 2013

Burglary conviction comes with double penalty for Duncan man

DUNCAN — For each of the two charges filed against him, Joey Wayne Aaron was awarded with two seven-year sentences to be served concurrently with six years of each of the sentences suspended. Aaron’s charges include second degree burglary and harboring a fugitive.

According to an affidavit by Duncan Police Detective Bill Fitzhugh, Aaron was identified in a surveillance video of Norton Auto stealing equipment including a Craftsman pressure washer and scrap metal. To obtain these items, Wayne had to remove a padlock from a gate.

A warrant for this offense was requested on June 11, 2012.

Two months later, Deputy Mark McClung stated in an affidavit that he and Deputy Richard Keenan went to Aaron’s residence at 403 W. Ash Street trying to locate Kathy Lynne Adessa to bring her in for a warrant for possession of controlled dangerous substances. Her charge had been filed with Stephens County District Court on July 13, 2012. According to court records, Adessa entered a plea of guilty on Feb. 6, 2013, which was officially filed March 6.

McClung said he knew the two were together often. Aaron denied that Adessa was there saying that she had gone to California over two weeks ago. When deputies received permission to search the premises, they found Adessa lying on the bed.

Aaron’s plea agreement with the state also requires restitution for the items stolen and community service.

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