Guilty: 18-year-old man charged in burglary at Walgreens at 90th & Good Hope makes a plea

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MILWAUKEE — 18-year-old Demetrius Brown — charged in connection with a burglary that occurred at the Walgreens store at 90th and Good Hope Road on June 30th, 2014 has reached a plea deal in the case against him.

In court on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015, Brown pleaded guilty to a felony charge of burglary of a building or dwelling and a felony charge of adjudged delinquent in possession of a firearm.

Two other felony charges were dismissed as a result of the plea deal.

Shortly after the June 30th burglary, the Walgreens store at 90th and Good Hope Road was open for business, but partially boarded up.

According to a criminal complaint filed against Brown, Walgreens surveillance video showed a stolen Toyota Camry back into the store’s front doors.

Then, the video shows four people heading into the store — and approximately one minute later, all four are seen leaving with merchandise.

The complaint says a fingerprint was left behind — belonging to Brown.

When he was arrested a few days later, he admitted to “throwing a gun into the grass when he saw police.”

Brown also told police he “took a cash register and cigarettes” and that he “did it for the money.”

Walgreens sustained more than $25,000 worth of damage from the burglary, and about $2,000 worth of merchandise was taken.

 

Brown will be sentenced on August 27th.

2 comments

  • Sammich Olioso

    If i’m the sentencing judge I will throw out the sentencing guidelines,pay no attention to what the prosecution seeks,pay no attention to what the defense hopes for and hand down a 75 year sentence…..hopefully when the perp is 93,if he lives that long he will be able to adjust to society.

  • Fred

    Yea, just keep throwing out charges and accepting plea agreements – that’ll keep the thugs off the street. If this city wants to combat crime, don’t give plea deals. Send a strong message that you’ll be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and treated as a criminal when you act like a criminal……..this POS will be back causing mayhem in no time. Thanks liberal justice system for doing your part to keep the honest citizens safe.

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