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  • Defendants reach plea agreement in Fellows burglary

  • Ten rifles and shotguns and large flat-screen TV were taken. Two men were charged.
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  • Two Maricopa men arrested in late August for the theft of 10 guns and a large flat-screen television from Fellows appeared in court Friday.
    Anthony Charles Gibson, 32, and Bradley Glynn Wilkerson, 35,reached plea agreements with prosecutors in a case stemming from the theft on August 26 theft from the 200 block of Broadway in Fellows.
    Gibson pleaded no contest to possession of stolen property and possession of narcotics paraphernalia.
    Burglary and stolen property charges filed against Wilkerson were dismissed in an agreement and he pleaded no contest to threatening with intent to terrorize, according to the the Kern County Superior Court website.
    Gibson, was sentenced to six months in jail, placed on 3 years probation and fined $235.
    Wilkerson will be sentenced on Oct. 10.
    Sheriff's Sgt. Martin Downs said deputies began investigating the theft of 10 shotguns and long rifles as well as a 57-inch flat screen television.
    Accounts from neighbors of a suspicious truck parked at the site of the theft led then to connect the vehicle to Gibson, Downs said.
    More leads were followed up that led back to the suspect as well, the sergeant said..
    Deputies obtained a search warrant and recovered the stolen property, Downs said, some of which was in Bakersfield.
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