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Rickenbacker pleads guilty

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A New Hanover County judge is making a Wilmington serial burglar pay his dues. Alan Rickenbacker plead guilty today to more than seventy felony charges, ten of which were for breaking and entering. District attorneys asked for ten years in prison. Instead, Rickenbacker got five years and has to pay $21,000 in restitution.

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Prayer

Alan needs prayer.I will continue to pray for this man that God have mercy on him,and deliver him from such evil behavior.I hope he can receive counceling to prepare him to make better decisions when he is released from being in prison.

The dude is what? White?

You folk must be fallin off the turnip truck to not know whats goin on. The dude is white, look at him. He will do 2 years and be released. 70 felonies. My guess is Jamal would do 5 years for just one burglary. Might even lock him up for more than that if they say he be in a gang.

WOwwww!

"Nappy"-----I'm sure your screen name describes you perfectly. If you are going to make ignorant comments such as the one you have put on here, you should just shut up. Really. Please learn proper grammar as well.

Thanks for the red herring,

Thanks for the red herring, it was delicous. Perhaps I possess the literay prowess which is needed for you to address the actual point of his post. It happens all the time, wealthy people (yes some of them do commit crimes, OMG) nearly always get better treatment in the courts than others. Don't believe me? Have you not been watching the news? If OJ or Phil Spector were just some guys do you think that their murder trials would have had similar outcomes? I can think of at least ten local kids whose family is "well to do" (business owners, lawyers, doctors, etc.) who have had solid felony cases dismissed or reduced in the last two years. This is not coincidence - just the way of the world. Money talks... As for you, don't make critical statements regarding someone's writing when your sentence composition leaves something to be desired. "If you are going to make ignorant comments such as the one you have put on here, you should just shut up," that contains logic and wit that a bright ten year old would ridicule.

Btw

I'm sorry that I don't spend my day in the dictionary looking up words to put in a post that I make on WWAY. Like I said, get a life!

Liberalism is alive

Thank your local liberal judges that believe in more of a rehabilitation approach rather than making the "time fit the crime." This guy will be out in 3 years continuing to do the only thing he knows how to do. Will you be the next victim who doesn't have a voice in the court system? In this case, crime paid. Pathetic.

Liberalism is alive

Thank your local liberal judges that believe in more of a rehabilitation approach rather than making the "time fit the crime." This guy will be out in 3 years continuing to do the only thing he knows how to do. Will you be the next victim who doesn't have a voice in the court system? In this case, crime paid. Pathetic.

Alan rickenbacker

It is a shame that several pages of priors and that is all he gets. He has stolen checks out of mail boxes, taken the checks out of them, forged names and cashed them. He is now under invetigation for mail theft, identity theft,and fraud. The US Postal Inspector is now on his case. Maybe he can do something.

Let's hope the postal inspectors do the right thing

They are, after all, ARMED federal officers.

im quiting my job at ppd and

im quiting my job at ppd and becoming a criminal it pays better than what im making behind this desk ,it took 70 break ins for the police to finally catch this guy ,no i dont think justice was served with a 5 year sentence he is not paying his dues ,is he gonna make 21,000 dollars to pay back in 5 years for restitution ,judge did not make him pay his dues i disagree, i will bet anything when he does his 5 year sentence well thats not including gain time which could mean a 4 year sentence , he will do 100 break ins and be right back in the same place anyone care to wager,i dont understand how these criminals keep commiting these crimes and the police no its them or have evidence and wait till they overdose and die 6 years later after a murder and yes dna and sufficent evidence was there to procesecute these criminals it just dont make sence it dosent look good ,im not against the police force i will donate my extra time to help them if it will speed things up

PPD? I hope you are a

PPD? I hope you are a custodian with those writing skills. If not I should look into holistic medicine

if you remember...

Rickenbacker paid HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of dollars for his bonds to get out of jail before his trial, which he all got back at the conclusion of the trial, so a $21,000 fine is NOTHING to him, nice work your honor

own any property?

Does he own any property (real or personal) or vehicles that can be seized to satisfy the judgment? If so, get it before it disappears.

Oh yes..

And I'm sure he'll get right on paying that $21,000 fine. Maybe he's still got some stolen jewelry from a previous heist that he can hock to raise the money! What a joke!

"...more than seventy felony charges..."

Five years in prison. What's wrong with this picture? I sometimes wonder how law enforcement officers even get out of bed in the morning, with judges basically making a mockery out of their work.

Justice

I agree. My education background is criminal justice and I work in a different profession because of this reason. Law enforcement was a dream. Why put the effort and get little result? It's not right.