Griffin Street burglar sentenced

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 17, 2005

The Selma Times-Journal

Elmore Lewis, 34, won’t be breaking into houses anymore, according to officials from the Fourth Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s office.

The Griffin Street resident was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday in Judge Jack Meigs’ courtroom for second-degree burglary.

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Lewis was arrested on Oct. 31, 2003 for burglary at a Selma residence.

The homeowner called police after finding a broken window.

They responded to the call and found Lewis inside.

Lewis was arrested on only one burglary charge, even though he was suspected of others.

On Aug. 1, Lewis entered a blind plea of guilty in Meigs’ court.

Because he had two prior felony charges – assault second-degree and burglary third-degree – the district attorney’s office invoked the habitual offender act.

Lewis was taken into custody immediately and is currently awaiting transfer to state correctional facilities at the Dallas County Jail.

Oxford said the district attorney’s office was pleased with the capture and sentencing of Lewis.