A man with a laundry list of prior offenses has been convicted again, this time for breaking into someone’s home and stealing copper piping and other metals.
A St. Louis jury has found Maurice Williams guilty of burglary and stealing.
In August of 2014, an eyewitness observed Williams exiting a home in the 4900 block of Penrose. The witness knew no one was supposed to be inside of the home. The witness called the police and identified Williams as the burglar.
The witness’ proactive and courageous efforts helped ensure Williams was held accountable for his actions. Police, too, worked diligently to gather evidence and quickly apprehend the suspect.
Assistant Circuit Attorney Stanislav Levchinsky presented the case to the jury, which deliberated for about an hour before returning the guilty verdicts.
Williams has eleven prior offenses including for stealing, burglary, receiving stolen property, assault and drug possession.
Due to his prior offenses, Williams faces up to 15 years in prison.