Probation for Hardee's burglary conspirator

Friday, July 6, 2012

Terrance Jackson, 24, of Spencer will serve two years probation for a class D felony count of conspiracy to commit third degree burglary on April 5, in connection with a break-in at Hardee's in Spencer.

Third Judicial District Judge Patrick M. Carr sentenced Jackson on Monday.

The sentence also included up to five years in prison, a $1,000 fine, $350 surcharge and $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge, but the prison term, fine and surcharge were suspended.

Under the terms of the suspended sentence, Jackson will be under the supervision of the Third Judicial District Department of Correctional Services director, will be required to secure and maintain approved employment, will pay a $140 fee to the clerk of court and a probation supervision fee, at the discretion of the Department of Corrections.

He is required to pay restitution for court-appointed counsel.

Jackson must also submit a plan of restitution to Hardee's in the amount of $399.65, which will be paid jointly with co-defendant Stephen Mack, who was sentenced for his role in the burglary on June 4.

Payment in full is required within two years.

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  • Why such a lenient punishment?

    -- Posted by mgu42 on Fri, Jul 6, 2012, at 5:49 AM
  • I'm not surprised about this, it seems that in this area you can get away with just about anything, and get a slap on the hand. there are a lot of people walking around that should be in prison, but yet they walk the streets right beside our kids.. WHATS NEXT!!!!

    -- Posted by moonman on Fri, Jul 6, 2012, at 8:42 AM
  • We must pay a great deal to house the criminals. If one has made one mistake, like this crime, I am ok with letting that individual prove that they can straighten up. I am sure many of us have made dumb decisions in our past that we would like to allow the rest of society to give us the benefit of the doubt on our willingness to correct.

    Once we put a person into the prison system they can become subject to worse forms of criminal behavior that, when released, will be far worse for the innocent.

    I think the judge is doing what he knows best. If not we get to remove them when their term comes up. Really we do have pretty good judges and courts here; they don't all "get away with it".

    -- Posted by A. View Point on Fri, Jul 6, 2012, at 9:37 AM
  • A. view point- I agree. These people from what I read did this at night when nobody was around. They did so in a way that didn't pose a threat to anybody elses safety. If it was an armed robbery or whatever I'm sure it would be different. I don't think at this point they are a threat to the community! And they for sure aren't the only ones that have broken into a local business and stole something, they base the consequences on the act and if they are a threat to public safety and the persons past criminal record.

    -- Posted by AshlyMeyer on Fri, Jul 6, 2012, at 11:24 AM
  • He is 24 not 4. Even this moran knew what he was doing was wrong. All we did was teach him there is no point to follow the rules because there will be no punishment for committing a crime. What a lame, spineless, pathetic society we have become. This kid will be back in the news for another crime. He is bragging to his friends right now. I hope those of you who agree with this lack of punishment are his next targets. You deserve it.

    -- Posted by DOWNWITHDEMS on Fri, Jul 6, 2012, at 11:57 AM
  • DOWNWITHDEMS- Do you know this person personally? Do you know he is bragging? or just assuming? or going off the hearsay of wonderful spencer? we are all aware he is not 4, and nobody said what he did wasn't wrong, we all know that. We we are saying is that this person made a mistake and doesn't pose a threat to the safety to the community. As far as saying the people that don't agree with YOU deserve to be robbed is just childish, you are maybe the one acting as though you are 4. That's a low thing to say simply because someone doesn't agree with you. We obviously disagree but I would never wish something negative on someone, thats called maturity! It is a suspended prison sentence so if this person continues to do wrong as you seem so adamit that they will then they will have to serve their prison time, will you be satisfied then?

    -- Posted by AshlyMeyer on Sat, Jul 7, 2012, at 6:55 PM
  • He will be required to find a job on probation. If he doesnt have a drivers license and a reliable car he might be screwed!

    -- Posted by brian48 on Tue, Jul 10, 2012, at 3:30 AM
  • I don't really know this person personally but one of the people that was involved in this situation from my knowledge does have a license and vehicle from what I'm aware of. Not sure of the other person. I personally hope these people the best. Seems so many want to doom them to a life of imprisonment or assume they will always lead a criminal lifestyle, call me overly optimistic but I don't think thats always the case and I certainly hope better for people!

    -- Posted by AshlyMeyer on Fri, Jul 13, 2012, at 12:31 PM
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