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Burglar gets 7 years in prison

January 24, 2013

A Parkersburg man waived his right to a pre-sentence investigation report and was immediately sentenced to seven years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to three second-degree felony counts......

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Jan-24-13 7:20 AM

Why don't people who commit theft while in-office get this many years for their felony crimes? Just curious.

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Jan-24-13 8:05 AM

"For what it is worth, he is ashamed he is here again today. He can only make it about a month before he starts using again," said Landaker, citing Heiss' history of drug abuse. (Yeh right.)

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Jan-24-13 8:25 AM

Sadly our justice system has let us down again. This individual has no remorse! Anyone that steals from their parents for years, steals from others in the community he grew up in and goes so far as to steal piggy banks from 3 little boys as well as numerous other belongings and doesn't even get convicted on those crimes because he made a "plea bargain" shouldn't EVER get out of jail. Sadly we as tax payers are yet again paying for someone that is a constant repeat offender. So just think when he gets out in 7 yrs "Will your house be next?"

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Jan-24-13 9:06 AM

The real shame is that nobody was home with a firearm when this moron broke in and just ended this problem once and for all.

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Jan-24-13 9:14 AM

This is off-topic and not said to be mean. I've noticed a growing trend of people in the law profession dressing like street people. I think it's disrespectful to the court to appear dressed like the attorney in this photo.

I'll reserve judgement on the sentence, except to say it seems it was a long time coming.

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Jan-24-13 9:14 AM

Why did was he given a break in sentencing? Home invasion should be punished to the MAX!!!

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Jan-24-13 11:38 AM

I have known Luke for most of my life. Since he graduated high school he has been in jail more than out. He is a career criminal, and the courts should've saw that and gave him the max sentence. Just like another posted said, when he gets out whose house will be next? It's a given it'll be someones because he will continue to live his life in this manner.

I also know one of the victims of he robbed. It is very scary that he is so messed up that he is robbing from people he and his family know very well. He has stolen from his family so much that most of them no longer even talk to him. I guess that's how the criminals like Luke operate though. They know their targets and when they are home or not, and where they keep their valuables.

So I guess we will all be posting about his next break-in in 7 years. Let's hope it's not before that.

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Jan-24-13 12:25 PM

Tessie...I doubt you see others in the law profession dressing in this manner. She is a public defender...maybe she likes to blend in with her clients?? If so she is doinf a good job!

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Jan-24-13 2:23 PM

How can you say Tessie you are not trying to be mean when you are comparing a women dressed in a coat as a homless person, further more is it disrespectful for a women in any Profession to where a coat? Justing asking...My opinion she looks fine...

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Jan-24-13 8:18 PM

She looks fine??? She looks like she just got up on a Saturday morning and is going to the WalMart! Unprofessional!

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Jan-24-13 8:19 PM

When he gets out, I think I will provide him my home address. He will be screaming for someone to call the police.

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Jan-24-13 10:00 PM

I am dumbfounded that this man only got 7 yrs. I was told he was going away forever by a sheriff. What happened? Does he have to kill someone before he is taken seriously?

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Jan-24-13 11:23 PM

How is it just brushed aside that he stole 2 cars???

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Jan-25-13 12:13 AM

Judging from the picture I see is a young woman wearing a navy blue pea coat.. If that is unprofessional then most women better give up wearing a coat all together from what you are saying... If a woman still has a coat on maybe there is a reason could she be cold???.. I didn't realize Heidi Klum was in town.. Hear this ladies if you are caught wearing a coat at work some people think you look like you just got up on a sat . morning...But then again some people don't have anything better to do with their time then to critize the way others dress. Who are you anyway to judge whats professional and unprofessional? Darn Watchdog you could have at least typed it was your opinion...

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Jan-25-13 12:13 PM

We are worrying about a Pea coat when people are out there robbing people, stealing cars, etc. I do not understand. What is wrong with people?

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Jan-25-13 12:32 PM

Well Doumbfounded!! I was a bit taken back as well, since the article was about a man being sentenced for burglary charges..The issue on a womens appearence was brought up and I felt it was my duty to comment...I can assure you there is nothing wrong with me...

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Jan-25-13 12:33 PM

Sorry type O Dumbfounded

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