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Trial set for Fillmore man accused in theft conspiracy

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A trial date has been set for a Fillmore man who has been in the Putnam County Jail since his March 31 arrest in connection with a January burglary at a Cloverdale residence.

Mark A. Anderson, 20, is charged with Class B felony conspiracy to commit burglary and Class D felony conspiracy to commit theft. If convicted on both charges, Anderson could be sentenced to as many as 23 years behind bars.

His trial has been set for July 22.

In connection with the same case, a request to revoke the bond of Anderson's co-defendant, Thomas R. Kratt, 23, of Coatesville has been filed by the state.

Kratt was arrested on Jan. 23 and charged with Class B felony burglary and Class D felony theft. He posted 10 percent of a $10,000 bond and was released from jail on Jan. 26.

Putnam County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Don VanDerMoere said the request to revoke Kratt's bond was filed due to charges of Class D felony theft and Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement being filed on May 26 against Kratt in Hendricks County.

Kratt was initially ordered to report daily to Putnam County Probation. Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Headley then granted a March 19 request by Kratt to be able to report to probation weekly.

Kratt is set to go to court for a pretrial conference on June 25.

Anderson is accused of conspiring with Kratt to steal 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 on Jan. 21.

Court documents said Kratt implicated Anderson during an interview shortly after Kratt's arrest. A probable cause affidavit said 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.

At the time, Anderson was serving a sentence for Class C felony burglary and was being monitored electronically by Putnam County Community Corrections.

According to court documents, Kratt also gave officers 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 told officers he told Kratt to bring the stolen items back to Anderson's house.

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How stupid can one be?

-- Posted by mad-mom on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 9:09 AM

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