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Minden man pleads to burglary charges


An accused thief entered a plea of guilty to two charges in district court Monday.

Shawn David Rambin, 37, entered his plea on charges of possession of a firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a convicted felon and simple burglary.

Judge Jeff Thompson, of the 26th judicial district, ordered a pre-sentencing investigation before he is sentenced Jan. 29, 2016. The sentence he receives will run concurrent, or at the same time.

He will not be multi-billed, and no other charges will be brought forth from the time of his arrest.

Assistant district attorney Hugo Holland says the other charges of two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, theft over $1,500, possession of Schedule IV CDS (clonazepam), two counts of hit and run, open container, stop sign, two counts of no driver’s license, simple theft, two counts of possession of a legend drug and unauthorized entry were dismissed.

“I chose not to charge with the other crimes for which he was arrested since all of them occurred at the same time, meaning that a judge must generally run all the sentences concurrently,” Holland said. “I charged Mr. Rambin with the two most serious charges, and he will likely go to prison for nearly 20 years.”

Rambin was arrested in July on several charges in reference to a hit and run where he reportedly struck a parked vehicle in the parking lot at Walmart and left the scene, Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said at the time of his arrest.
Police located the vehicle reportedly involved in the hit and run and Rambin ran a stop sign, wrecking the vehicle. The vehicle was reported stolen.

He then fled the scene at Pine and Marshall Streets and ran inside a residence in which he did not have permission to enter in an attempt to hide from police.

Cropper said he then stole a second vehicle, but was eventually stopped by officers. A search of Rambin’s person revealed a handgun, four Schedule IV pills and a key to the first stolen vehicle. Property inside the first stolen vehicle was previously stolen as well, the chief said, and reportedly burglarized two more vehicles on Howell Street.

Minden Press-Herald

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