Toilet Paper Thief Found Guilty by Jury

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LEAVENWORTH, Mo. — A jury found a Leavenworth man guilty in an unusual trial for burglary charges.

Sean Johnson Sr., 40, was charged with the February crime and took the case to trial. The victim said she came home to find her house had been cleaned out. Her blue ray player was missing. Her wii was gone, too, along with jewelry, medicine, checks, some food, and even toilet paper!

Police say information led them to Sean Johnson’s home a few days later, where they found some of the items, including checks, identification, and letters belonging to the victim. They also say they found the missing toilet paper.

Johnson told Leavenworth detectives that he did not steal the items. He claimed someone planted them in his house. He said they were cleaning out items from their car and book bags and brought the stolen items into his house.

However, a co-defendant testified to participating in the burglary with Johnson, who is already serving 32 months for a previous conviction on an attempted aggravated burglary.

Johnson’s sentencing hearing for this crime is set for December 12th.


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