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By Tim Leeds 

Sentencing in burglary ring delayed till July 1


Two men who pleaded guilty to charges including in a case stemming from a major burglary and theft ring in the Havre area have had their sentencing delayed until at least June.

Jaylen Jake Crazyboy and Fabian Joel “JuJu” Saddler Jr. each appeared in state District Court in Havre Tuesday for sentencing, under plea agreements in multiple cases the defendants signed and pleaded guilty under in March.

The attorney for Saddler asked the sentencing be reset to allow the defense and prosecution to review the presentence investigation and restitution, and suggested the sentencing and restitution hearing be set at the same time.

District Judge Kaydee Snipes Ruiz granted the motion and reset the hearing for July 1.

The court also reset the sentencing for Crazyboy the same day, to be held in conjunction with the Saddler hearing.

The two were charged in multiple cases including investigation of a string of burglaries. 

Saddler was arrested after law enforcement officers saw him stop his vehicle then run into the residence where Crazyboy stayed while investigating reports of burglaries and thefts caught on video Jan. 29 at E-1 Towing and at John Deere.

Saddler and Crazyboy, who was 17 at the time of the Jan. 29 report, both were charged with several offenses through the year in other cases, then 71 counts stemming from the burglary ring were filed against Crazyboy at the end of last year.

Several witnesses and suspects told investigators that multiple people were involved in the burglary ring, but Saddler was the ringleader.

Under the plea agreement, Crazyboy pleaded guilty to one of the 71 counts, engaging in a continuing criminal activity and to one count in each of two other cases. The prosecution is recommending sentences of seven years with five suspended for each count, to run at the same time. The remaining charges would be dismissed under the plea agreement.

Saddler pleaded guilty to one count in each of two of the three cases filed against him. The prosecution is recommending he be given a six-year deferred imposition of sentence for each count, to run at the same time, and the other charges to be dismissed.

Kate Lambourne, who also pleaded guilty in a plea agreement resolving several cases including charges connected to the burglary ring, has had her sentencing reset for Aug. 3. Lambourne pleaded guilty to misdemeanors and the prosecution is recommending she be given six-month suspended sentences to run at the same time and the remaining charges be dismissed.


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