MASON CITY – Two men caught breaking into a car in Clear Lake in the early morning hours of December 2nd have both received probation for the incident, along with a 2nd incident law enforcement tied them to.
Originally Ryan Daniel Snyder, 18, of rural Cerro Gordo County, and Taylor Shawn Shill, 21, of Mason City had both been charged with one aggravated misdemeanor count of 3rd Degree Burglary of Unoccupied Motor Vehicle after they were spotted leaving the scene of a break in. Both men were each charged with an additional count of count of 3rd Degree Burglary of Unoccupied Motor Vehicle after law enforcement was able to find the owners of other stolen items located in the vehicle they were riding in when arrested.
Taylor Shill reached a plea bargain agreement with the prosecution and the 2nd charge was dismissed in exchange for him to plead guilty to the original charge.
On February 27th at Shill’s sentencing hearing presiding District Associate Judge Annette Boehlje approved the plea bargain agreement and dismissed the second burglary charge. Judge Boehlje also recalled and dismissed a warrant for an alleged pre-trial release violation issued against Shill the previous week.
Judge Boehlje handed down a deferred judgment on the aggravated misdemeanor count of 3rd Degree Burglary of Unoccupied Motor Vehicle that Shill pled guilty to. Shill will be required to pay a $625 civil penalty and $469 in restitution to the victims. Shill has also been ordered to pay $180 in court costs and a $125 surcharge.
As part of the deferred judgment Shill was sentenced to 2 years of probation with the Iowa Department of Correction. Should Shill successfully complete the terms of his probation the charge he pled guilty to will be stricken from his record.
Snyder who had been placed on probation 11 days before the car burglary incidents reached a plea bargain agreement with the prosecution after having his deferred judgment revoked in an OWI case.
On Friday, March 1st, at Snyder’s sentencing hearing on two aggravated misdemeanor counts of 3rd Degree Burglary of Unoccupied Motor Vehicle presiding District Associate Judge Annette Boehlje handed down two separate 2 year suspended prison sentences. Judge Boehlje also suspended two minimum $625 civil fines against Snyder. Instead Judge Boehlhe gave Snyder an additional 2 years of probation with the Iowa Department of Corrections and ordered him to pay $469 in restitution to the victims. In addition Snyder must pay $250 in surcharges and $200 in court costs.
A third defendant in the case, Jason James Lim Hendrickson, 21, of Mason City has a plea change hearing on March 20th for both his charges of of 3rd Degree Burglary of Unoccupied Motor Vehicle.