Receiving, concealing yields prison term; boot camp possible.

June 20, 2016
Steven Rice with his attorney, Julie Springstead Waltz.

Steven Rice with his attorney, Julie Springstead Waltz.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HART — A 19-year-old Hesperia man was sentenced to 20 months to seven-and-a-half years in prison Monday, June 20, in 27th Circuit Court for a conviction of receiving and concealing stolen property valued at over $1,000.

Steven Geno Rice, of 4820 E. Loop Rd., pleaded guilty to the charge and to second-offense habitual offender last month.

In exchange for his guilty plea, one count of first-degree home invasion and one count of felony firearms were dismissed.

Rice testified last month that on Nov. 30, 2015 in Oceana County, he had possession of a stolen watch.

Rice received credit for 31 days served in jail. Judge Anthony A. Monton said he had no objection to Rice participating in Special Alternative Incarceration (SAI), which is boot camp.

Co-defendant Korbin Cruz Garcia, 21, of 4820 E. Loop Rd., Hesperia, was sentenced to serve eight months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term, with credit for 148 days served, for a the same conviction.

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