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No Contest plea entered for burglary of State Theater
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LARNED – A Larned man will be sentenced next month after making a plea agreement concerning the burglary of Larned’s State Theater in July. 

According to Pawnee County District Attorney Doug McNett, Thomas L. Robison, 20 of Larned, entered a No Contest plea in the Pawnee County District Court Thursday afternoon to felony burglary of non-dwelling and agreed to pay full restitution.

The charge stems from the Burglary of the community owned State Theater in Larned on July 20, 2019.  The defendant later confessed to the theater burglary following his arrest on suspicion of burglarizing the Subway restaurant in Larned on July 25, 2019.  Robison told law enforcement he’d hid in the cry room of the theater following a movie and waited for all of the staff to leave before stealing cash and other items.

Following the plea, District Judge Bruce Gatterman denied the defendant’s request for release on personal recognizance bond.  Under the Kansas Sentencing Guidelines the defendant faces a prison sentence between 11 months and 34 months in the custody of the Department of Corrections depending on his criminal history.  Sentencing has been scheduled for October 24.

Robison was arrested by the Larned Police Department at his home on July 26, 2019, without incident and is being held in the Pawnee County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bond.