Burglary suspects guilty

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Two Selma men were sentenced to 15 years in prison this week after both pled guilty to separate burglary charges, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Leroy Williams, 43, pled guilty Tuesday to burglary charges that stemmed back to Jan. 8, 2003.

On that date, according to court documents, Williams twice entered the home of Sylvesta Stallworth in the 1900 block of St. Phillips Street.

Stallworth told police that she first saw Williams in the hallway of her home.

Stallworth, who knew Williams, said the two had a short conversation and then Williams left, according to court documents.

A short time later, Stallworth noticed some curtains moving and saw Williams trying to enter into her home again. This time Williams carried a small gun, according to court documents.

Records show that after another brief conversation, Williams fled the scene.

It was then that Stallworth discovered her wallet and credit card were missing and her telephone line had been cut, records show.

She was later able to identify Williams to police in a photo line-up.

On Monday, Victor Dosier pled guilty to second-degree burglary in connection to the November 2004 break-in at Gary Mayton Motors.

Dosier was accused to stealing checks from a desk drawer at the business, which he then forged at various businesses around town for a total of $1,982, according to District Attorney Michael Jackson.

Jackson said the checks belonged to a local man named William Ammons.

“It looks like Dosier may have been involved in a string of burglaries around town,” Jackson said. “He may have been working with other people.”

Jackson said he wanted these sentences to send a message that theft and burglary would not be tolerated in Selma.

“A man’s home is his castle and people are tired of having their castles invaded,” Jackson said. “Burglars are going to get a lot of time for breaking into people’s homes and businesses.”