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Man gets 5 years for burglary

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BROOKSVILLE - Mark Anthony Mclemore Jr., 26, was sentenced to five years in the Florida Department of Corrections on Wednesday for felony burglary.

Judge Anthony Tatti accepted Mclemore's plea of no contest in exchange for the sentence. Mclemore was sentenced as a habitual felony offender, and ordered to pay $35 in restitution.

Back in March, Mclemore told Tatti - against the advisement of his attorney, David Bauer - that he did enter the screen porch of a Anchor Avenue residence, but that it was only to look for "two cigarette butts," which the homeowner has allowed him to take in the past.

Mclemore told the judge he "just opened the door" to the porch.

Court records show Mclemore was adjudicated guilty of two misdemeanor retail theft charges in August 2012, and felony charges of simple battery and criminal mischief earlier that year. In 2007, Mclemore was adjudicated guilty of robbery and principal to robbery with a weapon.

Prison records show Mclemore was incarcerated from April 2008 through April 2012.

wbiddlecombe@hernandotoday.com

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