Brice Seibert, Minot, sentenced to 360 days supervised probation for burglary
Brice Robert Seibert, 27, Minot, was sentenced on Wednesday in district court in Minot to 360 days in jail, all suspended but the one day he already served, and 360 days of supervised probation for burglarizing a residence in northeast Minot and stealing a Play Station 4 console and controller on June 15, 2020.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, one of the residents of the home told police that he came home and found Seibert standing in his living room holding his Play Station 4 in his hand. The suspect then ran out of the house, got into a vehicle and drove away. The man’s roommate said Seibert might have been the one to take the PS4 controller because Seibert had been complaining that his own was broken. The victim picked Seibert out of a photo lineup. Police investigated and discovered that Seibert sold the PS4 and controller to a game store on June 19, 2020 and someone had purchased the console. The serial number on the console that had been bought by the customer matched the one that Seibert had stolen. The stolen items were recovered and returned to their owner.
Judge Gary Lee also ordered Seibert to pay $176.19 in restitution and $525 in court costs and to have no contact with the victim.
The state agreed to dismiss a Class B misdemeanor theft charge against Seibert under the terms of the plea deal. If Seibert complies with all court conditions, the Class C felony burglary charge against him will eventually be reduced to a Class A misdemeanor on his record.