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Indianapolis man sentenced for 2011 burglary

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An Indianapolis man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing from a home while the residents were asleep.

Bobby Wayne Gibson Jr., 38, of Indianapolis, pleaded guilty to burglary. Gibson entered a home while the residents were asleep and stole a computer and other items in November 2011.

Gibson was stopped by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office shortly after the burglary, and the stolen items were found in his car, according to a Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office news release.

Gibson could have received between six and 20 years in prison when he was sentenced in Johnson Superior Court 3.

The deputy prosecutor had argued for the maximum sentence because of Gibson’s criminal history, which includes convictions for theft, forgery, residential entry, armed robbery and mischief starting in 1992. Gibson also was on probation for burglary in Marion County when he broke into the Johnson County home, the news release said.

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