Shreveport man convicted of 2015 apartment burglary

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A Shreveport man faces up to 24 years in prison following his conviction in a 2015 burglary.

On Tuesday 24-year-old Kevin Terrell McFarland was found guilty of burglarizing an apartment in the 9000 block of Kingston Rd. back on Dec. 16, 2015.

McFarland faces a term of one to 12 years for the charge of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling. 

However the state plans to prove McFarland has a prior burglary conviction, which increases the sentencing range to six to 24 years without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.  He was previously convicted of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling in 2015.

McFarland will return to court for sentencing on Sept. 20.

According to investigators, McFarland broke the window of the Kingston Rd. apartment and entered it while a person  was at work.

McFarland took a television and DVD player from the apartment and handed them over a fence to a juvenile
accomplice. 

A minister who was cleaning up the church parking lot adjacent to the apartment complex noticed the accomplice pacing back and forth next to the fence. 

Suddenly the minister saw a TV being handed over the fence and McFarland climbing over onto the church grounds.

The minister called out to the two men who immediately began to run. The minister called 911 and the juvenile was

apprehended near the TV, which was returned to the homeowner.

The juvenile identified McFarland as the burglar by name and the Shreveport Police department found his fingerprints on the broken window and on the television.

The accomplice, who testified at McFarland’s trial, was adjudicated as a delinquent in juvenile court.

 

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