Monday, October 12, 2009
Jewel Thief To Get Jail Time
A 45-day jail sentence has been given to a a Cookeville man, accused of shoplifting more than two thousand dollars worth of jewelry from the Belk store. Authorities say the actual sentence for 50-year-old Terry Wayne Phillips of Bennie Drive is four years. But the plea deal was worked out after he agreed to plead guilty in Criminal Court to felony theft charges. Phillips must also make restitution to the store and is banned from going on the premises again. After serving his 45 days, he'll be on probation for the rest of the sentence and could serve the entire four years if he gets in trouble again.