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Rothschild teen gets probation in burglary attempt

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WAUSAU (WAOW) - A Rothschild teenager who told investigators he tried to burglarize a grocery store to get money for his mother to pay rent was sentenced to two years probation Friday in a plea deal, according to online court records.

Kirklan Goodwin, 18, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of eluding a police officer, and a second felony count of attempted burglary was dismissed, Marathon County court records said.

Goodwin was arrested in May after trying to break into Kohlman and Lee's IGA on South Third Avenue early one morning. He fled from police at speeds that reached up to 80 mph through a residential neighborhood, the criminal complaint said.

Goodwin's car crashed into a fence at a business on Wausau's west side and his mother helped police find him after he ran from the scene, the complaint said.

Circuit Judge Mike Moran sentenced Goodwin to two years probation, including 60 days in jail, and the judge gave him credit for 63 days already spent in jail.

Conditions of probation include that Goodwin obtain a high school diploma or equivalent, that he perform 40 hours of community service and that he attempt to obtain full-time employment or seek more schooling, court records said.

Moran ruled that Goodwin can petition to have the conviction set aside, or expunged, if he successfully completes the probation.

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