Sioux County Attorney Thomas G. Kunstle says 26-year old Matthew Loren Kraayenbrink was sentenced Tuesday in Sioux County District Court for the crimes of Burglary in the Third Degree, and Theft in the Third Degree.
Kunstle says the case arose from an incident in February of this year, when Trinity Christian High School reported to police that they had been experiencing ongoing thefts. He says that two deputies, investigating the burglaries after-hours, heard two loud bang noises and later heard two male voices whispering inside the school. The two males eventually began running out of the school. When a deputy ordered the two to stop Kraayenbrink continued running, exited the school, and entered his vehicle. Deputies reportedly observed the license plate and radioed the number as the vehicle squealed its tires to flee. He says Kraayenbrink was soon detained by a patrol vehicle.
He says that, because Kraayenbrink had pled guilty in 2007 to burglary in connection with multiple thefts at Western Christian High School, the State had asked that the Court impose a felony conviction on the burglary charge and 30 days jail on the theft. At Kraayenbrink’s request, the Court granted a deferred judgment and two years’ probation on the burglary and imposed 30 days jail on the theft, and also ordered Kraayenbrink to pay restitution.