Couple sentenced for auto theft

By Neal Putnam

A Ramona couple who pleaded guilty to auto theft and receiving stolen property have been placed on probation with the husband receiving a one year jail term.

Wayne Allen Roberts, 50, was sentenced Aug. 30 to one year in jail by El Cajon Superior Court Judge Charles Ervin, who gave him credit for already serving 78 days in jail.

Roberts’ projected release date is March 9, 2012, according to the sheriff’s department. He is serving his sentence at the George Bailey Detention Facility.

Patricia Ann Roberts, 40, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of receiving a stolen car. She was sentenced to nine days she had already served in jail and was placed on three years probation. Ervin suspended a 1-year jail term, according to court records.

Patricia Roberts was fined $430. She and her husband were arrested July 10 by sheriff’s deputies. T

he stolen car was from another county and it was recovered.

Her husband was fined $1,224, and ordered to pay $1,127 in probation supervision costs under terms of three years probation. Ervin ordered him not to drink or possess alcohol for three years and ordered him to pay $570 in costs of a court-appointed lawyer.

Wayne Roberts was also placed on probation for a misdemeanor auto theft, according to court records, and it runs concurrently with the felony probation case.

   
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