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Candy theft could mean king-size sentence: 20 years to life

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Candy theft could mean king-size sentence: 20 years to life

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A man accused of stealing $31 worth of candy bars from a New Orleans store faces a king-size sentence: He could get 20 years to life in prison. The New Orleans Advocate reports that 34-year-old Jacobia Grimes pleaded not guilty Thursday. Orleans Parish prosecutors charged Grimes under a statute that boosts […]

Candy theft could mean king-size sentence: 20 years to life

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A man accused of stealing $31 worth of candy bars from a New Orleans store faces a king-size sentence: He could get 20 years to life in prison.

The New Orleans Advocate reports that 34-year-old Jacobia Grimes pleaded not guilty Thursday.

Orleans Parish prosecutors charged Grimes under a statute that boosts the alleged candy theft to a felony. The law applies to those who’ve been convicted of “theft of goods” at least twice before. Grimes has five prior theft convictions, making him a “quad” offender under the state’s habitual-offender law.

Grimes’ attorneys, Miles Swanson and Michael Kennedy, say his prior guilty pleas were for similar shoplifting attempts.

Grimes, who was released on bond, is due in court Wednesday.

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