Man stealing pills as homeowner returns gets 14-year sentence

Courtesy: Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy: Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Shavon King, 27, of Lafayette was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison for stealing pills from a Lafayette house as the resident returned home.

King pleaded guilty last month to charges of burglary, narcotic possession and being a habitual substance offender.

As News 18 already reported in October, a resident on N. 10th Street came home, heard someone inside the house and then saw King run out the front door. King was caught several blocks away with six bottles of stolen pills in his possession.

Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington said in additional to 12 years in prison, King was sentenced to two years of probation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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