KETR Local
6:58 am
Fri August 14, 2009

Prison time handed down in police station break-in


Quinlan – A break-in at a local police station leads to prison time for a Hunt County man.

21-year-old Marcus Antonio Rios, of Quinlan, pleaded guilty Thursday to burglary of a building by committing theft/tampering with physical evidence.

Rios was alleged to have broken into the Quinlan Police Department on Feb. 15. Under a plea bargain arrangement, the Hunt County District Attorney's office agreed to abandon prosecution on half of the 10 counts listed under the indictment.

Rios received one year in a state jail, plus five years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Institutional Division on each of the remaining counts of tampering with evidence, with the sentences to run concurrently.