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Plea deal accepted in car theft case

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT
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Mickeya I. Stewart

DeKALB – One of two women accused of stealing a 1995 gold Saturn automobile on Dec. 13 was released on probation Tuesday after pleading guilty to two misdemeanors.

Mickeya I. Stewart, 19, of the 1400 block of E. Stonehenge Drive, Sycamore, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass to a motor vehicle and theft. If convicted of the original charges, theft of a motor vehicle and theft, she could have received up to seven years in prison.

Assistant State’s Attorney Phil Montgomery said he reduced the charges against Stewart because she is young and has no criminal history.

Stewart was sentenced to two years of probation. Police said they found a stolen tablet computer in Stewart’s purse Dec. 18 when she was taken into questioning over the theft of the Saturn.

DeKalb County Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert granted Stewart a $3,000 recognizance bond Dec. 18, but Stewart was not released from jail because of an issue with electronic home monitoring, Montgomery said.

The other person charged in the incident, Treshonda Cornett, 17, of the 2400 block of Williams Way in DeKalb, was released on her own recognizance Dec. 18. Cornett’s next court date is scheduled for Feb. 6.

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