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Published January 31 2012

Moorhead man accused of leaving GED at burglary scene gets 90 days in jail

MOORHEAD – A Moorhead man who authorities say left his GED certificate behind at a burglary scene in Sabin has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for a Ulen break-in committed during the same spree over Memorial Day weekend.

Ryan James Sabot, 34, pleaded guilty in Clay County District Court to second-degree burglary for his role in a May 31 break-in at Ulen Municipal Liquor Store.

Under a plea bargain, several other charges were dropped, including a burglary charge related to the May 30 break-in at the Sabin C-Store after which investigators reported finding Sabot’s GED in the parking lot next to fresh tire tracks.

Judge Lisa Borgen sentenced Sabot on Monday to 90 days in jail, with 14 days credit for time served. He also must pay $4,124 in restitution for damage to the liquor store, Assistant County Attorney Jenny Samarzja said.

Two of Sabot’s three alleged accomplices in the burglary spree have pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary.

Nicholas Wallace Johnson, 21, of Glyndon, was sentenced on Jan. 19 to two years in prison, with 203 days credit for time served, and also was ordered to pay restitution.

Chase Dillon Bailey, 18, of Glyndon, is scheduled for sentencing on Feb. 8.

A juvenile who was involved also was charged, and that case has been resolved, Samarzja said.