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Burglary suspect takes deal, goes to prison
December 05, 2012, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

A man found with $700 in his shoe after he and two others were arrested for a string of residential burglaries in Redwood City and Belmont in October was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading no contest to one felony.

Wyatt King, 34, of Oakland, waived a pre-sentencing report and immediately received the low term with credit of 106 days after accepting the negotiated plea on one count of residential burglary. Prosecutors had sought four years in prison.

Co-defendant Gabriel Sykes Carter, 42, did not settle his case at the same court conference and is set for trial Dec. 17 while another co-defendant, Raphaelle Trendell Jones, 23, of Citrus Heights, will have a preliminary hearing Jan. 29.

The three men were arrested Oct. 12 at a Redwood City home after a neighbor saw the strangers enter the residence on the 400 block of Pine Street and called 911 to report a burglary in process. The home had been ransacked and police recovered property from another home burglarized earlier that day on the 1300 block of Sunnyslope Avenue in Belmont. Nearby, police reported finding Jones’ vehicle containing a large amount of marijuana. King had the money in his shoe and Jones had $12,000 hidden between his buttocks, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Carter remains in custody on $100,000 bail while Jones is free on the same posted bond.

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