Lincoln County man sentenced in burglary scheme

Published 8:03 pm Saturday, April 15, 2017

A court date for a man indicted for a burglary he allegedly committed a year ago has been set, while his partner in the crime has already pleaded guilty and received a sentence.

Charles E. McKey, 28, of 1705 Wellman Road, is among the defendants listed on the docket for Lincoln County Circuit Court Judge Michael Taylor’s courtroom. His trial is set for the week of June 6.

He and Alvin J. McKey, 25, same address, were both arrested on charges of burglary of a dwelling by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office April 28, 2016.

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They were indicted in the most recent session of the Lincoln County grand jury.

They’re accused of breaking into a home in the 3600 block of Hwy. 51 in Bogue Chitto by forcing open a door, according to court records.

Alvin McKey pleaded guilty recently to one count each of conspiracy of burglary of a dwelling and burglary of a dwelling.

He was sentenced by Taylor March 20 to one year in custody of Mississippi Department of Corrections for conspiracy of burglary of a dwelling with four years post release supervision and four years in custody of MDOC for burglary of a dwelling with five years post-release supervision.

Both counts will run concurrently to each other.

Taylor ordered the defendant be placed in drug and alcohol treatment as recommended by the MDOC while in custody and while on post release supervision.

The defendant was also ordered to pay a fine of $3,000, restitution of $1,200 to the homeowner, $750 to the crime victim compensation fund and $419.50 for court costs.

Alvin James McKey

Charles Edward McKey