A Contra Costa man is prison bound after being convicted of a commercial burglary in Keyes.
Leroy Anton Just, 66, entered a no contest plea to a felony charge of burglary on March 15. Just also admitted having previously served a prior prison term and that he has a prior conviction for robbery under California’s “Three Strikes” Law.
On July 8, 2015, Just broke the glass front door to a closed commercial business in Keyes. When the owner arrived to check on the alarm he could see the burglar inside the business. The defendant was wearing blue socks over his hands in an attempt to not leave fingerprints, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office.
When Just attempted to flee, the owner was able to keep him in the building until police arrived.
Upon entry of the no contest plea, Judge Thomas Zeff considered the circumstances of the offense, the defendant’s prior criminal history and the agreement between the parties before sentencing Just to five years in state prison, which included doubling his sentence for the prior “strike” and another year for having previously been to state prison.