Vernon man, convicted in church, business burglaries, sentenced

VERNON PARISH -- A Vernon Parish man, convicted in connection with several 2011 burglaries at area churches and businesses, was sentenced March 11 in 30th Judicial District Court.

Nathan A. Jeane, 28, of Leesville, was sentenced to serve 12 years at hard labor with the Louisiana Department of Corrections. Two of the years are to be served without benefit of probation and parole for simple burglary of a religious building. He was also ordered to serve 12 years at hard labor for simple burglary. The sentences are to run concurrently.

Jeane was also sentenced to serve 12 years at hard labor for simple burglary, consecutive to the other sentences. He'll also pay fines, court costs and restitution.

In 2011, Vernon authorities said Jeane was arrested following a lengthy investigation by the Sheriff's Office and the Leesville Police Department.

Jeane's wife, 29-year-old Candice Jeane, was convicted of accessory charges in the case, including accessory after the fact and obstruction of justice. Her sentence was deferred and she'll be placed on five years of supervised probation. She'll also pay fines.
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Location : Leesville
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