Houston County man gets 12 years in jail, found guilty of burglary
A Houston County jury found Kalvin Maurice Buckles guilty of burglary. Superior Court Judge George Nunn sentenced Buckles to 12 years in prison without parole followed by eight years of probation.
Buckles was convicted of breaking into a home on November 4, 2014. According to a news release, Buckles threw a rock smashing a rear glass door.
Officers chased Buckles out of the home. He was found hiding underneath a nearby mobile home.
“When someone is brazen enough to throw a rock through a glass door and illegally enter another’s home in broad daylight, the consequences should be sever, “ said Houston County District Attorney George Hartwig. “I am pleased with the verdict returned by the jury and the sentence handed down from Judge Nunn. My office will continue to seek a full measure of justice for victims and the people of Houston County.”
Third year Mercer University Law Student Carly Anderson is an intern at Hartwig’s office. Anderson helped prosecute Buckles case.
“The Citizens of Houston County deserve to feel safe in their homes and when that is violated there should be serious consequences,” said Anderson. “I would like to commend the work of the Centerville Police Department and Houston County Sheriff’s Department. Specifically, I wish to commend the work of Officers Keller, Washington, and Gray with the Centerville Police Department. They all did an outstanding job in quickly apprehending this burglar.”