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Mitchell man admits to theft from vehicle

A Mitchell man pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated criminal entry of a motor vehicle for breaking into a parked vehicle last month and stealing a purse.

Andrew Schladweiler, 23, faces a maximum of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine as a result of the plea.

Schladweiler was arrested for smashing the passenger side window of a locked vehicle parked in an alley in the 300 block of North Main Street on July 23. He took a purse containing multiple items, with a combined value of less than $400, from the vehicle.

In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to recommend he receive a suspended prison term and dismissed other charges.

Schladweiler is scheduled to be sentenced in November.