14 new burglary charges for career criminal who was granted probation

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by John Knicely / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on September 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 18 at 7:08 AM

(KMOV.com) -- In the 10 months he’s been free on probation prosecutors say Rodney Wright has been up to his old ways.

Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce recommended against probation but a judge granted it anyway last November.  Now the career criminal faces 14 new burglary charges and counting.

Jennifer Joyce’s office indicated the investigation is far from over and that more charges are likely. 

Chief Warrant Officer Ed Postawko said most of the burglaries happened overnight at office buildings in downtown St. Louis in the past six months.  He says Wright was stealing anything of value in sight.

In 2010 Wright was convicted of burglary and Joyce recommended the 15 year sentence. 

In November 2011 Judge Bryan Hettenbach ordered probation for Wright.  Judge Hettenbach noted that the parole board recommended probation based upon the successful completion of the Long Term Drug Program.

News 4 will stay on top of the story as more charges are expected.

 

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