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Klemme man who plead guilty to felonies of criminal conduct, theft and arson gets light sentence

GARNER – A Klemme man who plead guilty to three felonies got off easy this week as his sentence was handed down.

Christopher Eugene Bachman was charged with 31 serious crimes which allegedly took place starting in 2011, including on-going criminal conduct (class B felony); Second degree arson (class C felony); 26 counts of second degree burglary (class C felonies); carrying weapons (aggravated misdemeanor); second degree theft (class D felony); and third degree theft (aggravated misdemeanor). Bachman faces 304 years in prison and $283,750 in fines.

Bachman, age 31, plead guilty on December 3, 2013 to felony B ongoing criminal conduct, felony C second Degree burglary, and felony C second degree arson.

Bachman was sentenced Tuesday, February 11, 2014 and received a total sentence of 5 years of probation from Judge Dedra Schroeder. He owes $7,406.94.

Bachman was allegedly tied to a theft ring out of Hancock county with two other Klemme men, Nicholas Wayne Ulrich and Mark Allen Gouge.

Ulrich plead guilty to three charges: Felony C second degree burglary, felony D second degree theft, and felony D third degree burglary and was sentenced in April of 2013 to 5 years in prison and 3 years of probation. He owes Iowa courts $3,738.03 in fees and restitution.

Gouge, age 23, plead guilty to two counts of felony C second degree burglary and drug possession and received suspended jail sentences and probation.

Bachman, Christopher Eugene PROBATION
Bachman, Christopher Eugene
Ulrich, Nicholas Wayne IN PRISON
Ulrich, Nicholas Wayne
Gouge, Mark Allen II PROBATION
Gouge, Mark Allen II
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