MOORHEAD — A Bismarck man was sentenced on Thursday, July 11, in Clay County District Court to a stayed sentence of 19 months as part of a plea agreement stemming from the theft of mail at Concordia College.
As part of his sentence, Latherial D. Taylor, 28, will be on supervised probation for four years and will be required to pay restitution.
He was given credit for having served 77 days.
Taylor earlier pleaded guilty to one felony count of theft of mail. During his sentencing, 14 additional counts were dismissed.
According to court records:
On Nov. 28, 2018, police were dispatched to Concordia College for a report of mail theft.
The mail room manager at Concordia told officers she collected all the mail delivered for the day by the U.S. Postal Service — about 100 letters and 15 packages — and placed it in a cart.
The manager told officers she left the cart unattended and the mail was gone when she returned. Surveillance footage helped identify the suspect as Taylor, court documents stated.
As part of his plea deal, two other cases pending against Taylor, one from earlier this year involving the theft of a computer and a case from 2015 involving the attempted theft of a guitar, were dismissed, though Taylor was ordered to pay restitution in those cases as well.