A man accused nearly a year ago of 63 counts of second-degree burglary and five counts of theft by taking received his sentence Feb. 22, which provides for several years in prison and more than two decades on probation.
According to statements by Glynn County police at the time of his arrest, Jaylen Michael Parland was thought to have broken into cars in the neighborhoods of Belle Pointe, Beverly Shores, Calebs Crossing, Fairway Oaks, Hardwood Forest, Winter Chase and on St. Simons Island.
The indictment of Parland, 18, listed accusations of stolen vehicles including a 2016 Honda Civic, a 2016 Kia Sportage, a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu, a 2001 Jeep Cherokee and a 2000 Toyota Landcruiser.
He pleaded guilty to three counts of theft by taking, and received first-offender status. Even with the reduced sentence, that meant five years in prison, 25 years probation and a $1,500 fine.
Among other Glynn County Superior Court cases, Travis Gabriel Coleman pleaded guilty Feb. 21 to smash-and-grab burglary and fleeing to elude law enforcement, and also received his sentence under first-offender status.
Coleman, 43, was with two other co-defendants when they opened a metal wall at United Refrigeration on Habersham Street, then fled from police. He received three years in prison, 12 years probation, a $1,500 fine and $800 in provisions.
In an unrelated case, Gregory Leo Baldwin pleaded guilty Feb. 15 to Count 2 of his indictment, a violation of the state gang law. Baldwin, 26, was indicted for pointing a semiautomatic handgun at a number of people, in the sight of children, on Cleburne Street in July 2016. He was also accused of making false statements to police and being a member of the Gangster Disciples gang.
Baldwin received a sentence of time served, along with seven years probation and a $1,500 fine.
Also pleading guilty Feb. 15 was Audrey Sumner, for her role in witness intimidation related to the case of Billy Ray Hutto. A jury two weeks earlier convicted Hutto of sexually abusing his niece and nephew. Sumner, 64, admitted to two counts influencing a witness and received first-offender status.
She was given 10 years probation and a $1,500 fine.