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Three involved in theft, chase incident enter guilty pleas

Published January 18. 2013 05:02PM

Three Philadelphia area residents, involved in a theft incident at the Walmart store in Mahoning Township, which led to a chase and their eventual capture, entered guilty pleas in Carbon County court on Thursday before Judge Steven R. Serfass.

Henry Andrew Clinton, 31, his cousin, Sabree Hakeem Clinton, 30, and Nyra Mary Foster, 29, all admitted their part in the Nov. 26, 2012, incident at the store.

All three entered pleas to one count each of retail theft, as a felony three.

The incident occurred during the early morning hours. Police were dispatched to the store for a theft incident with shots reportedly fired.

The incident not only had township police, but police from surrounding areas along with state police searching for the getaway car. Computers and other electronic equipment was taken in the incident.

Police departments began searching for two vehicles reportedly involved. One car was stopped near Walnutport with Foster driving and the two Clintons' inside.

The other vehicle being sought was never found. Police believe the people in the other car was also involved in a separate theft incident.

Serfass sentenced Sabree Clinton to serve 12 to one day less 24 months in the county prison with credit for 53 days, followed by one year probation. He was also ordered to supply a DNA sample and pay the $250 fee, make restitution of $764 to the store, which is his one-third share, and render 150 hours of community service when released on parole.

Henry Clinton was sentenced to serve 12 to 36 months in a state prison with the term running consecutive to a four to eight year term he is currently serving in the state system. At the time of the incident he was on state parole. His parole was revoked and he was resentenced to the new term.

He was also ordered to pay restitution of $764, supply an DNA sample, and render 150 hours of community service when released on parole.

Foster was sentenced to serve three to one day less 24 months in the county prison with credit for 53 days. It was noted she had no prior criminal record. She was also ordered to make restitution of $764, supply a DNA sample, and render 100 hours of community service when released on parole.

Each must also pay court costs, which average close to $1,000, and pay a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.

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