Jose Martinez Jr. will be sentenced on Oct. 17

 The Taft man who pleaded no contest to stealing bee hives will be sentenced to 210 days in jail.

The Kern County Sheriff's Rural Crimes Investigation Unit arrested Jose Martinez Jr. on Sept. 9 after a lengthy investigation into a series of thefts east of Taft and he pleaded no contest to grand theft on Sept. 18.

Martinez is scheduled to be formally sentenced on Oct. 17.

He remains in custody at the Sheriff's Lerdo Facility on $20,000 bail.