Defendants Sentenced in Hill County Burglary Ring Cases

Fabian Saddler, Jr. (left) and Jaylen Jake Crazyboy enter the Court room prior to sentencing.

HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – Two men convicted of multiple felonies for their roles in a Hill County burglary ring have been sentenced in Hill County District Court.

Jaylen Jake Crazyboy, who admitted to being the leader of the ring that stole property from E1 Towing and John Deere in 2019, was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Corrections, with five of those suspended, for each of the three felonies (theft, theft by common scheme, engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise) he previously pled guilty to.

Crazyboy will receive 191 days credit for time served for the theft charge, 188 days for the theft by common scheme charge and 141 days for the engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise charge. The sentences will all run concurrently, and Crazyboy will be recommended to undergo treatment in the Pine Hills program.

Crazyboy spoke prior to the sentence being announced, saying that he is, “sorry for everything,” and suggested his problems with drug and alcohol meant he, “wasn’t thinking right.”

Crazyboy faces an arraignment this coming Monday in a separate case, which includes 11 charges of felony criminal endangerment for his alleged role in a high-speed pursuit last month that ended shortly after a vehicle struck a tree in Havre.

Fabian Saddler, Jr. was also sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Corrections, with five of those suspended, for both of the felonies (burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary) that he previously pled guilty to.

Saddler will receive 209 days credit for time served for both sentences, which will run concurrently. He will be recommended for placement in the Connections Corrections program, followed by Pre-Release.

Saddler did not speak prior to his sentence being handed down.

Crazyboy and Saddler were also ordered to jointly pay over $18,000 in restitution.

Judge Kaydee Snipes-Ruiz presided. In her Judgement, she noted that the punishment levied was more stringent than what the plea agreements called for due to the inability of the two defendants to remain law abiding prior to sentencing and the need for them to undergo lengthy treatment.

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