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Posted: Saturday, June 5, 2010 12:00 pm | Updated: 9:20 am, Thu Aug 16, 2012.

By Jade Ortego

Killeen Daily Herald

BELTON - A Harker Heights man charged with breaking into cars, stealing credit cards and using them to make purchases was sentenced to 10 years probation for one charge and five years probation and 90 days state jail for another.

Judge Martha Trudo of the 264th District Court on Friday sentenced William T. Truitt, 20, for two counts of engaging in organized criminal activity.

Truitt told police that he and three other men broke into several vehicles Nov. 23 and stole GPS devices and credit cards, which they used to make purchases at Harker Heights convenience stores. The men pawned the devices, and surveillance footage captures them using the cards.

Trudo also sentenced Friday:

William Malicki, 23, of Temple, to seven months state jail for driving while intoxicated with a child passenger.

Marquita King, 26, of Killeen, to one year of probation for criminal mischief, $500 to $1,500.

Patrick Taylor, 30, of Killeen, to two years in prison for possession of a controlled substance, more than one gram but less than four grams.

Jamale Lamay, 25, of Killeen, to 10 years probation for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, more than one gram but less than four grams.

Arthur Wilson, 64, of Temple, to five years probation for burglary of a habitation.

Trudo sentenced Thursday:

Dustin Randolph, 21, of Troy, to 10 months state jail for possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram.

Jacob Potthoff, 25, of Killeen, to six months state jail for forgery by passing.

Alexis Maldonado, 29, of Harker Heights, to three years probation for possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, less than five pounds.

Carlos Montez, 26, of Killeen, to 15 months state jail for possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram.

Christopher Hester, 23, of Killeen, to five years probation and 100 days Bell County Jail for possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, more than two ounces but less than four ounces.

Herald reporter Victor O'Brien contributed to this report.

Contact Jade Ortego at jortego@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7553. Follow her on Twitter at KDHcourts.

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