Archer Man Sentenced For Role In July Burglary

Primghar, Iowa — An Archer man has been sentenced for his part in a July 2018 Sheldon area burglary in which he and two juveniles faced charges after being caught in the act.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office says they received a call from a subject who was calling from his vacant farm in rural Sheldon. Authorities say the caller had allegedly caught three individuals stealing copper wire, pipes, and tools from his farm. The Sheriff’s Office says the victim was able to detain the suspects until law enforcement arrived.

Sheriff’s officials identified the adult as 18-year old Walker Hollenbeck, of Archer, who was arrested and booked into the O’Brien County Jail for two counts of Third Degree Burglary, a Class “C” Felony.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, two juveniles, a 17-year old male and a 16-year old female were also arrested and charged in the burglary.

Hollenbeck was sentenced on Monday. Court records indicate that one of the counts of Third Degree Burglary and a count of Second Degree Theft were dismissed. On the remaining Third Degree Burglary count, Hollenbeck received a deferred judgment. O’Brien County Attorney Rachael Becker says Hollenbeck will also serve two years’ probation and reside at a residential treatment facility until maximum benefits have been reached.

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