LOGAN — A judge has sentenced Kaden Thigpen to 120-days in jail, for burglarizing multiple storage sheds last summer. Judge Kevin Allen said, initially he was going to send the 25-year-old Logan man to prison because of the number of break-ins, but instead decided on jail time, due to the defendant’s efforts to pay back the victims.
Thigpen appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon. He was arrested in March and later charged with multiple counts of burglary and theft, both third-degree felonies, and misdemeanor criminal mischief. In August, he accepted a plea deal, pleading guilty to a reduced number of charges.
Thigpen was convicted of cutting the locks off several storage sheds where he was employed. Police allege he stole items from inside the sheds and pawned them. When officers served a warrant to his home, they found several of the stolen valuables.
During Monday’s sentencing, Thigpen’s attorney said his client didn’t steal all of the items that he was charged with. He explained, he had already paid restitution back to all of the victims and was working on his GED. He noted that the defendant had never used drugs or alcohol.
Thigpen admitted to the court that he had done some things that he was ashamed of. He said, he had a son at home that he needs to be an example to. He explained how his life had gotten into a bad routine that caused him to keep stealing stuff.
Judge Allen told Thigpen, his life was at a crossroads. He ordered him to begin his jail sentence on Friday, along with 30-hours of community service, and an additional $170 more in restitution.