Crime & Courts

Burglar sentenced to 89 months in prison

A burglar stabbed by a 17-year-old boy during a home break-in in west Wichita in January was sentenced Friday to 89 months in prison.

Wichitan Shane Beeves, 45, was convicted of aggravated burglary, attempted aggravated robbery, theft and other crimes, the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release Friday. He was on parole for burglary when he was arrested in connection with the Jan. 19, 2015, break-in of the home on North Cardington.

The district attorney’s office said Beeves, who entered the home armed with a pry bar, was confronted and stabbed multiple times by a 17-year-old living there. Beeves suffered five wounds to his shoulder, three to his side and one to his head.

After the confrontation, Beeves ran from the house and stole an SUV from a construction yard. Wichita police arrested him later after a chase.

The teen was home with his mother and 13-year-old brother at the time of the burglary.

Beeves apologized to the victims Friday morning in court, the district attorney’s office said. District Judge Terry Pullman denied his request for probation.

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