WACO (June 25, 2012)—David Demerson, 47, of Waco, received three concurrent 45-year prison sentences Monday after pleading guilty to three home burglaries that occurred in September and October of 2011.
Demerson was convicted of burglary of a habitation in 1993 in McLennan County.
The charges to which Demerson pleaded Monday stem from a break-in on Sept. 24, 2011 in which two watches, a TV and money were taken; a break-in on Oct. 5, 2011 in which jewelry, a jewelry box, a movie collection, sunglasses and a watch were taken, and a break-in on Oct. 9, 2011 in which a TV, a compound bow, a rifle and a computer were taken.
He was arrested for the third burglary after confessing to police, and the stolen items were found in the car in which he was riding, prosecutors said.
Investigators linked him to the other two burglaries after finding pawnshop records for the sale of some of the stolen items.
“Our homes are where we live, where we raise our children, and where we should all feel safe,” McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna said.
“Criminals like Mr. Demerson, who choose to burglarize the homes of hard working McLennan County residents, will be handled with the firm hand of justice by my prosecutors,” he said.