Man sentenced after guilty plea for $100,000 worth of stolen comic books

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The man who broke into the big white house at Fairway and Seymour Highway last summer taking comic books valued at more than $100,000 is sentenced after pleading guilty. 

Marcus Benner, 41, received a five-year sentence on two burglary charges and had one dismissed by 78th District Judge Barney Fudge.

Benner was arrested on Aug. 3 after surveillance video showed him inside the house, rummaging through boxes.

Police officers got a lead from a tip to Crime Stoppers.

They said on July 25, comics and collectibles were stolen as well as $300,000 worth of military gear from the house.

Investigators said they also believe Benner stole two prayer rugs from Uzbekistan a couple days before the comic books were stolen.    

After his arrest, officers said Benner refused to cooperate.

Officers then executed search warrants at two homes Benner was known to reside in and found the two rugs.

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