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 Habitual Burglar Sentenced to 99 Years in Prison

Kaufman Texas, - A suspect charged with burglary of a habitation in a 2010 case investigated by the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office received a sentence today of 99 years. Timothy M. Box, 44, of Dallas, was found guilty by a jury, who decided their decision in less that an hour.  District Judge Michael B. Chitty told Box he would be going to prison for 99 years.

On August 3, 2010, Kaufman County deputies responded to a burglary of a habitation call in the 20000 block of County Road 331. The homeowners had come home to find someone had broken into their residence and stolen over $6,000.00 in property. During the course of the investigation, investigators located some of the homeowner’s property in Dallas Pawn Shops. Box and an accomplice were later located at a residence in the Quinlan area and taken into custody. Box at the time of his arrest was wanted for robbery and burglary out of Hunt County and Dallas Police Department.

“Burglary can have a very serious impact on victims, and this sends a clear message to criminals, we will not tolerate such behavior in Kaufman County,” stated Sheriff David Byrnes.

Persons with information concerning a crime are encouraged to provide information by calling Kaufman County Crime Stoppers at 877-TIPSKCC (847-7522) or click on “Crime of the Week” at the Kaufman County Crime Stoppers website at http://kaufmancountycrimestoppers.org/.

Crime Stoppers tips are always confidential and can result in awards of up to $1000.00 if they lead to an arrest.