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March 18, 2014
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Walmart burglar sent to prison

A 25-year-old Gardnerville man was sentenced Monday to four years in Nevada state prison after he admitted multiple Walmart burglaries.

District Judge Michael Gibbons told Logan Schwartz that he could expect no leniency with three prior felony convictions.

“The court has tried to help you, parole and probation has tried to help you, and you keep going back to your old ways. You have to help yourself,” Gibbons said.

Schwartz pleaded guilty to one count of burglary, but was accused of four other incidents at the Gardnerville Walmart in October.

He was arrested at his residence on Oct. 31 after he was identified as the suspect who stole a television from Walmart in Gardnerville on Oct. 23.

He was ordered to pay restitution of nearly $900.

Schwartz was identified through a video of the Oct. 23 television theft.

When officers arrived at his residence, he reportedly admitted the theft, and a number of other burglaries, and directed deputies to the stolen TV that was in a vehicle in his garage.

Schwartz has two prior felony convictions.

He was convicted of trafficking in a controlled substance on Sept. 25, 2007, and possession of a controlled substance for sale on Nov. 15, 2011.

In August 2012, Schwartz was terminated from a drug treatment program in Reno, and ordered to serve a 3-year prison sentence for the sales charge. He had been kicked out of the Salvation Army program in Reno for a curfew violation.

“I don’t know what to do,” Schwartz said Monday. “I am asking for help. I just keep getting worse. I almost lost my arm. This addiction is killing me. I am going to die. I’ve got to get help.”

Gibbons ordered Schwartz to serve 13 months before he is eligible for parole and gave him credit for 138 days in custody.

“I hope you realize the health problems you are causing yourself,” Gibbons said.


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The Record Courier Updated Mar 18, 2014 05:33PM Published Mar 18, 2014 01:36PM Copyright 2014 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.