CAMPOBELLO MAN RECEIVES 25-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY
A Campobello man received a 25-year prison sentence this afternoon for breaking into a home and stealing more than a $1,000 worth of property.
Bobby D. Allison, 27, pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary and grand larceny. Allison will serve 85 percent of Circuit Judge John Few’s sentence before he is eligible for release.
On June 7, 2004, Allison broke into the Rainbow Lake Road home of Mary Booth by smashing a window. He took a credit card, jewelry, assorted electronic items and a .38 caliber pistol.
While deputies were still at the crime scene, a bystander approached and told them that she had given Allison a ride in her car. The bystander turned over a piece of stolen jewelry and she told them where she took Allison.
Deputies followed the tip went to the residence on Frontage Road and were directed to a second home on Highway 9. Deputies stopped a car that Allison was riding in near the Highway 9 location. He had some of the stolen property in his possession and he was photographed wearing stolen jewelry. Investigators also found a match when they compared some footprints found inside Booth’s home with the shoes that Allison wore during his arrest.
Allison’s criminal record dates back a decade with multiple convictions for drug and property crime offenses.
“Bobby Allison has been stealing his entire adult life and he has plenty of time to think about the consequences of his actions,” Assistant Solicitor Bob Coler said. “We can all rest easier knowing the Bobby is behind bars where he belongs.”