2 plead guilty to burglary, conspiracy

Published 11:18 am Wednesday, October 5, 2016

James Monroe Thomas, 41, pleaded guilty Monday in Lincoln County Circuit Court to burglary of an automobile.

According to his July 1 indictment, Thomas forced open the door of a 2008 Nissan Altima registered to Tammy Lee Britt, with the intent to steal.

Thomas was sentenced Monday to four years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with one year to serve in house arrest.

James Thomas

James Thomas

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If Thomas successfully completes the house arrest program, the remaining three years will be suspended, and Thomas will be placed in post-release supervision.

Thomas was also ordered to pay $2,500 in restitution.

Stolen firearm conspiracy

Henry A. Bracey, 37, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to possess a stolen firearm.

Bracey was accused in a March 24, 2015, indictment of knowingly possessing a stolen Marlin 444 rifle on or about Dec. 28, 2014.

Bracey pleaded guilty to possession of at least two but less than 10 grams of cocaine on Feb. 11, 2014.

Bracey shares the indictment with Pearly E. Thomas and Michael W. Carroll, who are also accused of possessing the firearm illegally.

Henry Bracey

Henry Bracey

Caroll pleaded guilty on Oct. 6, 2015 and Thomas pleaded guilty on Feb. 9, 2016. Both Thomas and Caroll were sentenced to house arrest and post-release supervision.

Bracey was sentenced Monday to five years in MDOC custody.

He will spend 364 days in house arrest, with the remaining four years suspended upon successful completion.

Bracey was also ordered to pay $2,500 in restitution.