Charges Dropped Against Walnut Hill Man In Connection With Century Burglary

December 31, 2008

Burglary and petty theft charges have been dropped against a 19-year old Walnut Hill man in connection with the September burglary of a Century convenience store.

Prosecutors dropped the charges again Levi Colton Peters in connection with the burglary of the Century Kwik Stop in Century on September 4. Peters was arrested October 1 and charged with the burglary along with Justin Dwight Harrison, 18, of Atmore.

Peters plead no contest on a trespassing charge that stemmed from the incident. He was sentenced six months probation to run concurrent with 24 months probation that he was serving on a marijuana possession charge from earlier this year.

Harrison is scheduled to appear in court on January 28 on charges of burglary, petty theft and criminal mischief.

The Century Kwik Stop was burglarized at sunrise on September 4, with the bandit breaking the glass out of a door to gain entry.

Someone threw a lawnmower battery through the front door of the convenience store located at 8130 North Century Boulevard about 6:20 that morning, according to Sgt. Steve Smith with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department. The burglar made off with a few packs of cigarettes before leaving the store.

Pictured above: Broken glass covers the sidewalk September 4 at the Century Kwik Stop after a burglary. file photo, click to enlarge.


8 Responses to “Charges Dropped Against Walnut Hill Man In Connection With Century Burglary”

  1. Richey Rich on December 31st, 2008 8:51 pm

    This is kinda like when you let a prisoner go for a crime they find out later they may not have committed, the thing is what put that person in position to be even considered guilty to begin with, 9 times out of 10 that person was no law abiding citizen anyway, and landed in that situation due to association or choices made to lead a life that allowed him to be involved with illegal elements, therfore he done something wrong anyway so his presence in jail or prison is justified. What is the old statement, two wrongs don’t make a right. Americans continued decedance is allowing us to have feelings for the illegal elements in our society. Please don’t cry for this kid, he don’t need pity, he needs to take responsibility for his actions, then and only then will he be able to make the choices that will lead to productive citizentry.

  2. Rachel on December 31st, 2008 5:37 pm

    thanks be to God that He is our final judge..I believe He is more merciful than we are..crucify him, crucify him the world cries..and Jesus replies..forgive them Father for they know not what they do..All of us must rejoice when a sinner is saved..he is set free from himself..we who can be our own worse enemy..may we lay down all our woes, all our injustice and all our victories at the feet of Jesus. If it wasn’t for what He did..mercy would never be..for the innocent to exist, or the guilty to be forgiven..God bless to all..those who condemn, and those who know they are condemned without the ultimate judge pardoning our sin.

  3. Beegee on December 31st, 2008 10:03 am

    I like the way N.A. and Proud Mom worded their comments!!!! Let him prove himself…. if he does this in a godly way…..praise the LORD!!!! If he fails,pray for him more……….often times incarceration or the fear of it,works wonders!!!!! I pray for this young man that he will,indeed,learn from this and make better choices on who he hangs around with……May GOD blkess this young man and his supporters!!!!!

  4. N.A. Smith on December 31st, 2008 8:50 am

    Even though this young man was on probation for another violation doesn’t mean he is automatically guilty of the second charge. And for this he should be exonerated and not belittled. He will serve his probation and, hopefully, let this be an end to any illegal activities. There are those that learn from wrong doing and are NOT life long criminals. Give the boy a chance to prove this.
    If he has allowed the Lord to take over his life, these lessons from court & incarceration will be a wonderful testimony to others!
    Judge not lest……….you know the rest……..

  5. Proud Mom on December 31st, 2008 8:13 am

    Levi Peters was judged guilty for trespassing, since he was on the premises, (asleep) but was not involved with the breaking and entering or burglary. For these two charges the DA pled “NOLLE PROSEQUI” because Levi was INNOCENT. Quote from “this motion is usually filed due to the innocence of the defendant, hence, “innocent until proven guilty.” In a reasonable court of law, a motion for “nolle prosequi” is only granted if it is concluded the defendant is indeed innocent. In conclusion, this means the prosecution knows it does not have enough evidence (or any evidence) that a crime has been committed, and therefore must consider the accused/defendant innocent.”

  6. Proud Mom on December 31st, 2008 8:01 am

    Levi was INNOCENT of the burglary charges…he did not “get off”, Mr. Bloe. He has since given his life to God and is a better person now because of HIS GRACE AND MERCY. That is what is “wrong with the world today, Mr Bloe…everyone needs JESUS.

  7. jane doe on December 31st, 2008 7:42 am

    Yeah….they let the innocent one go….know the facts before passing judgment.

  8. joe bloe on December 31st, 2008 5:43 am

    Yeah, there ya go, let another one off. That’s is what’s wrong with the world today! He was already on probation, geezzzzz.

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