By Michael R. Moser
A man scheduled to go on trial Oct. 30 postponed going before a jury and one week later entered guilty pleas to burglary and theft charges.
Kevin Paul Proffitt, 36, who previously listed addresses on Hidden Valley Rd. and Earl Jones Rd., pleaded guilty to one count of burglary, one count of theft of more than $10,000 and possession of stolen goods.
In exchange for his plea, Proffitt's sentence was suspended with the requirement of one year in in-patient rehab, followed by one year under house arrest and restrictions of community corrections, to be followed by 12 years on supervised probation.
Proffitt was taken into custody in Bledsoe County on April 23 of this year after he was identified as a suspect in a Crossville jewelry store burglary.
Proffitt is ordered to pay $21,095 restitution to the victim in the case. If conditions of probation are not met, then he will be required to serve his eight-year prison sentence.