A three-man, three-woman Caddo Parish Jury on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, found a Shreveport man guilty on two counts of burglary committed last April in north Caddo Parish.
Damon Allen Wing, 20, was determined to have broken into the Blanchard Athletic Club overnight April 14-15, 2016, after the manager of the facility returned to find its door ajar with a broken window, a brick nearby, a partially consumed Icee and the safe with minor damage.
After investigators took photographs, gathered evidence and covered the broken window with a sheet, the building was entered illegally a second time. This time the intruder destroyed the safe, but its contents remained secure.
Investigation led Blanchard Police to question Wing, who hand-wrote a confession describing in detail his actions and the condition of the club, including the partially consumed Icee, the manner of entry and the damage to the safe.
Wing has two prior felony convictions for possession of controlled dangerous substances. The statutory penalty for simple burglary is up to 12 years on each count, but this marks his third felony conviction. That raises the penalty range to eight to 24 years on each count, without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.
Caddo District Judge Katherine Dorroh, who presided over Tuesday’s trial, will sentence Wing on March 16, 2017.
Caddo Assistant District Attorney Joshua Williams was the prosecutor, while Ricky Swift represented Wing.