Cassville man sentenced in theft case

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

28-year-old pleads guilty to misdemeanor

A Cassville man pleaded guilty earlier this month to receiving stolen property, a class A misdemeanor.

Robert Aaron Windes, aka Aaron Carr, 28, of Cassville, was sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation and restitution in the amount of $3,000.

Windes was charged in May 2017 for allegedly entered a home on Farm Road 2190 and took a DPMS, G11 Recon AR10, .308-caliber semi-automatic rifle, valued at about $2,500.

Windes allegedly told the owner he had heard the weapon was stolen, and he could get it back for $100. After retrieving the upper part of the rifle, Windes allegedly said he could get the other half of the gun as well, for $200 more, a deal to which the victim agreed.

Windes, the victim and the victim's roommate met at a later date, and Windes later allegedly admitted in the conversation he had the rifle for two or three days and had made up the part about needing more and more money to get it back, also admitting he was trying to get money for himself from the victim.

Windes was originally charged with felony second-degree burglary and stealing a firearm.

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