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Theft of guitars earns man five years in prison

CONYERS - A man charged in connection with a residential burglary during which two rare guitars were stolen was sentenced last week to serve five years in prison.

Chief Superior Court Judge Sidney Nation ordered Andre Antwane Greene to serve the first five years of a total 10-year sentence on charges of burglary and theft by receiving stolen property after accepting his guilty plea on Thursday. Greene was also ordered to pay a $750 fine and $370 in restitution.

The charges stemmed from a Nov. 13, 2006, burglary of a residence on Bailey Place during which two collectable guitars and a big-screen TV were taken.

A witness gave authorities a description of a white Ford Ranger that was seen leaving the area.

The following day, a co-defendant in the case, Victoria Charletta Kinnison, sold the two guitars to a music store. The guitars were reported to have a value of $8,000.

Authorities were called following the sale of the guitars and the vehicle Greene and Kinnison were in - a white Ford Ranger that matched the description of the one given by the witness in the Bailey Place burglary - was stopped a short time later and the pair were taken into custody.

In October, Kinnison pleaded guilty to theft by receiving stolen property and was sentenced by Nation to serve the first five years of a 10-year sentence.

Greene received concurrent time on charges of terroristic threats and theft by receiving stolen property in separate incidents.

Ric Latarski can be reached at ric.latarski@rockdalecitizen.com.