An Oakdale man was recently sentenced following his conviction for stealing and pawning items from his mother’s home.
Jamere Gene Reese, 24, had a 19-month prison sentence stayed in lieu of five years of probation and jail time, along with a fine and other conditions of his release.
Oakdale police in December 2011 were contacted by a woman who said several items were stolen from her home, including $300 cash, silver dollar and half-dollar coins, a $250 television, a $4,000 wedding band and $1,200 pendant.
She told officers she believed her son, Reese, had stolen the goods.
Investigators checked pawn shops for the items, and learned Reese had pawned a ring, according to the criminal complaint.
When Oakdale police showed the woman a photo of the ring, she smiled and said it belonged to her, the complaint says.