AUSTIN, Minn. – What started with a stolen wallet ends with five convictions and 10 years of probation.
Christopher Nathaniel Easley, 27 of Austin, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of simple robbery and four misdemeanor counts of theft. He was arrested on September 12, 2017, after Austin police said he stole a woman’s wallet from her shopping cart at Walmart.
Officers then searched a place where Easley was known to stay and say they found evidence tying him to multiple other thefts involving purses stolen from the Austin Public Library, Hy-Vee, McDonald’s, and Walgreen’s.
Easley was sentenced Friday to a decade of supervised probation, 64 hours of community work service, and must pay $655.21 in restitution.