Police: Teen burgled cars for lawyer money

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JANESVILLE, Wis., April 27 (UPI) -- Police in Wisconsin allege a teenager burglarized cars to get money to help pay for a lawyer.

Investigators said Jason Leigh Markham, 19, of Beloit was arrested about 4:30 a.m. April 16 after a Janesville homeowner allegedly discovered the suspect inside his car, which had been parked inside the home's garage, the Beloit Daily News reported Monday.


Officers said Markham, who was in possession of gloves, a flashlight, a global positioning system, nine CDs and seven video games at the time of his arrest, told police he and a friend had been burglarizing cars on the street.

Markham was arrested and charged with burglary, possession of burglar tools and bail jumping.

"Markham indicated that he was in serious legal trouble and was trying to get money to help pay for a lawyer," the criminal complaint filed in the case stated.

Police said the suspect is facing charges of disorderly conduct, theft of movable property and a drug charge from previous arrests.

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