Man pleads guilty to handling stolen goods in school burglary

Posted: January 28, 2016. 7:06 p.m. CST.

By Aaron Humes: Julian Cowling, an employee of Cisco Construction who allegedly entered the cafeteria of Edward P. Yorke High School as a trespasser and stole several items, was charged with burglary and handling stolen goods when he appeared today before Magistrate Deborah Rogers.Julian

Cowling pled not guilty to burglary but guilty to handling stolen goods. He was fined $800 for handling stolen goods and he was ordered to pay $305 in compensation to the school for the items that were found at his house. He was given until April 15 to pay.

If he defaults on payment he will serve 4 months. The charge of burglary was not withdrawn. He was released on a bail of $1,000 and his next adjourned date was March 27.

The incident occurred on January 27. The items that were stolen included school supplies, food and beverages and they amounted to $957.

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