The Edmond Sun

July 12, 2013

Edmond man pleads in felony burglary case

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — An Edmond man facing 10 counts in a felony Logan County burglary case has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, according to court records.

In a findings of fact document recently filed in Logan County District Court, Joshua Jullian Walton, 23, of Edmond, admitted that on Sept. 28, 2012, he committed second-degree burglary by breaking into a local business with the intent to steal. Walton admitted he conspired with others to commit felonies, and that he also stole several vehicles.

On Sept. 30, employees of the Dollins Collision Center, 301 W. Waterloo Road, discovered the business had been burglarized, according to the affidavit seeking an arrest warrant. A former employee, identified as Joshua Walton, was suspected by employees of being involved in the alleged crimes, the affidavit stated.

Co-conspirators talked on several occasions with unidentified persons about committing the crime, which was captured on surveillance video, the affidavit stated. All vehicles were seen heading east on Waterloo Road.

Walton’s girlfriend cooperated with investigators, according to the affidavit.

Walton faced two counts of second-degree burglary, four counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and four counts of conspiracy to commit a felony.

On June 7, Walton appeared in court with his attorney Joi McClendon and changed his plea to guilty, according to court records. In each of the 10 counts the defendant was sentenced to 15 years in prison, with the sentences to run concurrently.

Walton faced up to life in prison in each of the 10 counts. He was ordered to pay court costs. In count one, he is to additionally pay $720 cost of incarceration and $25,000 restitution. Restitution was to be determined in four other counts.

The sentences were to run concurrently with two felony and two misdemeanor Logan County cases and a felony Oklahoma County case. The defendant was given credit for time served and advised of his right to appeal.

McClendon could not be reached for comment.

Walton had been previously convicted in two Oklahoma County cases — a felony lewd acts charge and a felony aggravated assault and battery charge, according to court records. | 341-2121, ext. 108