A Leavenworth man has been found guilty of stealing a number of items from a home including toilet paper, according to a prosecution official.
Sean Johnson Sr., 40, was found guilty Monday of residential burglary and felony theft. The verdict came at the end of a one-day trial, County Attorney Todd Thompson reported in a news release.
The charges were filed as a result of a burglary reported Feb. 13 at a residence on North 10th Street. A woman returned home to find her house had been "wrecked" with a number of items missing including a Blu-Ray player, a Nintendo Wii, jewelry, medicine, checks, food and toilet paper, according to the release from Thompson.
A Leavenworth police officer reportedly was called Feb. 13 to get more information about items that were missing from the residence. The same day, the officer was called to Johnson's residence where she found checks, forms of identification and letters belonging to the victim. The missing toilet paper also was found.
Detectives with the Leavenworth Police Department interviewed Johnson. According to the release, Johnson offered several explanations.
He reportedly claimed others were planting the burglary evidence in his house. He is reported to have said people had been cleaning out items from a book bag and car and putting them in his house. He also reportedly told authorities he had bought stolen items from others, according to the release.
Johnson also is reported to have told authorities that he wouldn’t take items that way; he would just come to a person’s face and take something, according to the release.
A co-defendant testified during the trial about participating in the crimes with Johnson.
Sentencing and a hearing for post trial motions is scheduled for Dec. 12.
Johnson already is serving a 32-month sentence for an earlier conviction for attempted aggravated burglary, according to the release.