Man pleads guilty to burglary charge

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— A 33-year-old Fort Carson man pleaded guilty to a felony charge for entering a Clark home last September.

Shawn Jay Moffett pleaded guilty to criminal trespass, a class five felony, for entering a home under construction in the 27500 block of Running Elk Lane in Clark the evening of Sept. 2.

Moffett pleaded guilty to the charge Friday morning in 14th Judicial District Judge Joel S. Thompson's courtroom.

In return for the guilty plea, Assistant District Attorney Kerry St. James dismissed two charges he had filed against Moffett, second-degree burglary and misdemeanor criminal mischief.

Moffett and a Wisconsin woman, Elizabeth Ann Phillips, broke into the empty home but had to leave when a relative of the homeowner arrived at the residence.

Witnesses were able to give police a description of Phillips' car that left the scene.

Steamboat Springs Police stopped the vehicle at a local convenience store, and Moffett and Phillips were arrested.

For the incident, Phillips pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor trespassing charge Feb. 28.

For her guilty plea to the charge, Phillips was sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation, 120 hours of community service, fined $100 and ordered to pay $138 in court costs.

Moffett will be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. June 15 by Thompson.

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