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Fillmore man facing felony burglary charges

Friday, April 3, 2009

A Fillmore man was formally charged in Putnam County Circuit Court Thursday with two felonies related to a Jan. 21 burglary at a Cloverdale residence.

Mark A. Anderson, 20, entered not guilty pleas to charges of Class B felony conspiracy to commit burglary and Class D felony conspiracy to commit theft. He was arrested on March 31.

Anderson is accused of conspiring with another man, Thomas R. Kratt, 23, of Coatesville to steal various items including motorcycle helmets and riding equipment, computers and tools from a vehicle parked in the driveway of a house in the 300 block of W. C.R. 700S in Cloverdale.

Kratt implicated Anderson during an interview shortly after Kratt's arrest, court documents said. A probable cause affidavit alleges that Anderson gave Kratt four Klonopin tablets as prepayment for items Anderson asked Kratt to steal, as well as giving him $20 in gas money to drive to the site of the alleged burglary.

"Anderson was being monitored at the time via an ankle bracelet with community corrections and was not able to leave the house to commit the burglary himself," court documents said.

According to court documents, Kratt also produced e-mails and cell phone voicemails connecting Anderson to the crime.

On March 20, Anderson admitted to police that he and Kratt had a discussion on Jan. 20 about committing the burglary, court documents said. Anderson also admitted that he told Kratt to bring the stolen items back to Anderson's house.

In court Thursday, Anderson said he would like to hire his own counsel but was not sure he would be able to. Judge Matt Headley assigned public defender Melinda Jackman-Hanlin to Anderson's case.

Headley set a pretrial conference for Anderson for May 21. Also on that date, a hearing will be held to determine whether or not Anderson, who was on home detention and probation when he was arrested on the new charges, violated the terms of either.

Anderson was convicted in Putnam County Circuit Court of Class C felony burglary on Aug. 14, 2008. He was given a six-year sentence with two years executed -- 30 days at the Putnam County Jail and the remainder on home detention -- with the rest of the sentence suspended.

Anderson was charged with Class D felony theft and Class B misdemeanor criminal mischief on October 2007, but those charges were dismissed.

At the request of Deputy Prosecutor Justin Long, Headley ordered Anderson held without bond.

If convicted on both charges, Anderson could be sentenced to up to 23 years in prison.

Kratt was arrested Jan. 26. He posted 10 percent of a $10,000 bond and was released from jail that same day. His next scheduled court date is pretrial conference on June 25.

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The Man That Thought Of The Crime Is Still In Jail And The Man That Actually Did The Dirty Deed Is Loose On The Streets Of Putnam County.

Does'nt Thomas Kratt Know The Meaning Of The Word No!!!! Dirty Deeds Are Done Dirt Cheap!!!!

God Bless Mark Anderson And His Family!!!!!!

-- Posted by JUST SAY NO on Fri, Apr 3, 2009, at 3:04 PM

how many felonies did mark have before this happened and how many did mr. kratt have. it was his first charge ever. the kid dealing got wat he diserved and he had to convince someone with drugs to do it.

-- Posted by u know who on Fri, Apr 3, 2009, at 7:24 PM

It is sad either one of the boys are involved, we should pray for them instead of throwing stones at them. We have all made stupid mistakes in our life, it is not up to us to judge either of these boys, that is up to God and Judge. Get on your knees and pray for BOTH of these boys and their families, leave the judging up to God and the Judge.

-- Posted by LovestheLord on Sat, Apr 4, 2009, at 9:44 AM

To smaller_gov_now...You have underestemated the power of prayer and God. The God I serve is in the business of changing lives! Becoming a christian is all about prayer, loving the Lord, living for the Lord and doing what God has called you to do with your life. I am sure God has a calling on both of these boys lives, and even yours. Spend some time in prayer, maybe even for these boys. Let's watch God work! Wrong is wrong not matter how big or small, if the "mistakes" we ALL make in our life are learned from, perhaps, they are worth making. And some take a little more than others with the learning process. We are called to LOVE everyone, if you see someone in need, PRAY! We are called to lift up all those who are hurting, sick, and more than anything, who do not know the Lord. It is the responsibility of God's people to lead the lost to the Lord. I do not know if you are a christan, but I want you to know I will be praying for you as well as these boys. We are all sinners, we all fall short, that is why it is so important to get on your knees and ask God how He can use you, ask Him for forgiveness, Praise Him for all you have in your life, family, friends, job...just look around, we live in a hurting world, the World needs God!!! Give Him the Glory and Honor due Him...get on your knees...we are ALL called to do that. God Bless you, I pray He will open up your heart and mind and let you see the world as He sees it.

-- Posted by LovestheLord on Sun, Apr 5, 2009, at 9:00 PM

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