Billings Woman Sentenced to Prison for Burglary Charge

A Billings woman who failed to appear for several previously scheduled sentencing hearings in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan was sentenced to prison Tuesday. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Billings Woman Sentenced to Prison for Burglary Charge


In late April, a plea agreement between the State and 28-year-old Mackenzie Shores was reached that recommended a suspended prison sentence and a lengthy probationary term for an amended charge of conspiracy to commit burglary. Due to Shores failing to appear for several previously scheduled sentencing hearings, Sheridan County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Christina White at a sentencing hearing Tuesday, requested the State be allowed to withdraw from the plea agreement.

District Court Judge John Fenn agreed to the State’s request to withdraw from the plea deal and sentenced Shores to 4 to 6 years in prison and ordered her to pay $250 in court costs and fees and $12,626 in restitution.  Shores was arrested earlier this year for her role in breaking into Fremont Toyota in Sheridan on January 16 and stealing a firearm, tools and a Toyota 4-Runner. The co-defendant in the case, Rodney Cabrera was sentenced in August to 5 to 7 years in prison for two counts of felony burglary, one count of felony theft and one count of  misdemeanor interference with a peace officer.



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