Oakdale Man Committed to 24 Months for Burglary Conviction

Darnell Steven Cox, 22, was found guilty of third degree burglary.

An Oakdale man was found guilty of third degree burglary. 

Darnell Steven Cox, 22, was convicted in Washington County District Court last week.

According to the criminal complaint:

The Oakdale Police Department received several reports of vehicle break-ins in an underground garage at Cedric's Landing Apartments on March 29, April 4 and April 6.

Nine different vehicles were damaged. Vehicle owners reported more than $4,000 worth of personal property stolen, including golf clubs, a flat screen TV, a computer monitor, clothing and CDs. The damage to the vehicle was more than $2,000.

Investigators reviewed the video surveillance from the three dates. One of the investigators — who has had previous contact with the defendent — identified Cox entering the underground garage empty-handed and leaving the facility with a bag full of items. 

Cox did not live in the building and did not have permission to enter the building.

He has been sentenced to the Commissioner of Corrections for 24 months with credit for 163 days served. He must pay $2,500 in restitution to his victims in addition to fines. 


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