The man tied to Christmas time crimes against local businesses receives his sentence.
Eric Elton has been sentenced to 6 years in prison, but will be credited the 613 days he’s already spent.
Back in June 2016, Eric Elton accepted a plea deal for his charges which are two counts of burglary and 1 count of forgery.
Accepting that plea vacated the trial which was set to begin.
Police say back on December 22, 2014, Elton broke into Dairy Queen on Avenue B and 20th street and stole $150 from the register.
He also broke into the Flower Mine on South 8th Avenue 3 days later — on Christmasmorning.
As to the attempted forgery charge, Police say on February 25, 2015, Elton was found in possession of a check belonging to someone else, but had made it out to himself for $189.
The court found probation was not appropriate for this case.
In court Wednesday, August 31, 2016, Elton told the judge he had been seeing a mental health professional while in custody and he says it’s been helpful.