A Nebo man charged with larceny, hit-and-run and other offenses was given at least a year and a half in prison.
Yusef Abdullah Shakuur, 46, of Oak Pine Court, Nebo, was sentenced to 17 to 30 months in prison for breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, hit-and-run while leaving the scene of property damage and reckless driving to endanger others.
He was given credit for 25 days time served. He must pay $3,000 restitution to the victim. He must pay court costs.
Between Sept. 5 and 7 of the previous year, Cedarbrook Residential Center of Pinnacle Church Road in Nebo reported to McDowell County deputies that someone had broken into their building and stole a pressure washer valued at $485.
Three months into the investigation, the suspect, Shakuur, was involved in a traffic accident on Dec. 12 on U.S. 221 South towards West Henderson Street.
According to a report by Marion P.D. officers, Shakuur’s vehicle was traveling too fast on the highway to make an exit, drove over a small concrete median and struck an embankment, causing an estimated $3,000 worth of damage.
Before officers could arrive, Shakuur left the scene. He was subsequently arrested later that day and charged by both police and Detective Billie Brown for hit-and-run and larceny charges. He was given a $22,000 bond.
Shakuur was previously charged in August with larceny of a motor vehicle after the suspect reportedly used his employer’s 2008 GMC Yukon and failed to return it.