Marcus Seegars was not around to hear the good news – that while a Mecklenburg County jury convicted him last week of larceny and possession of stolen property, it found him not guilty of first-degree burglary.
Seegars, you see, skipped out on his trial. The 23-year-old Charlotte man never returned from a court recess while his jury was being picked. He remains the subject of a weeklong police hunt, and the jury convicted him anyway.
Seegars was arrested after a December 2013 break-in where the victim awoke to find two intruders in his home. They fled – there seems to be a pattern here – but police found the victim’s TV outside the home. Investigators say Seegars’ fingerprints were on it.
According to court records, Seegars has a criminal history in breaking and entering. While he wasn’t on hand for his trial or verdict, he should be able to hear his punishment for his felony convictions.
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Court officials will delay his sentencing until he is caught.