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West Seattle man pleads guilty to Vashon theft

By SUSAN RIEMER
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Reporter
January 8, 2014 · Updated 1:50 PM
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The man who burglarized the Jensen Point boathouse and a north-end home last fall has pled guilty and is awaiting sentencing.

In King County Superior Court on Dec. 30, Sean Jeffery Jeardoe, 20, pled guilty to 14 felony charges, including possession of a stolen vehicle, residential burglary, theft of a firearm, theft of a motor vehicle and second-degree burglary. Jeardoe committed the crimes between January and September of 2013 in several communities in King County.

Authorities apprehended Jeardoe after the father of a rower who had her bag and iPhone stolen from the boathouse was able to track the phone to an apartment in White Center. At the time, Jeardoe confessed to the Vashon crimes and a variety of others.

Prosectors have requested a sentence of eight and a half years, said Dan Donohoe, a spokesman for the King County Prosecutor’s Office. Jeardoe’s attorney, a public defender, is seeking a sentence of seven and a half years as part of an in-custody drug sentencing alternative (DOSA), according to Leslie Brown, a spokeswoman for the county Department of Public Defense.

Under DOSA guidelines, half of Jeardoe’s term would be spent in prison and half under community supervision, but for the whole time, he would receive substance abuse treatment.

“If we want to address his criminality, we need to address the cause,” Brown said.

Jeardoe’s sentencing is set for Feb. 7.

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