Fannin Co. man sentenced to 20 years in prison for Grayson Co. burglary

Johnathan Shearer (Grayson County Sheriff's Office)
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GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) - A Honey Grove man has been sentenced to two decades in prison after pleading guilty to a Grayson County burglary.

The Grayson County District Attorney's Office says Johnathan Shearer, 35, pleaded guilty to burglary of a habitation as part of a plea deal. The was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

“This defendant has a criminal history, including having been to prison once before for burglary. He also still faces felony charges in Oklahoma. We don’t anticipate he will be back in our community in the near future” said Assistant District Attorney Eli Brown.

In August 2018, the Sheriff's Office began an investigation after an elderly woman in Denison reported her home had been broken into and a firearm and some jewelry were missing.

They say two weeks later, Shearer was arrested in Bryan County after being caught leaving a house with a pillowcase full of property. Officials say Shearer used the pistol taken from Denison during the second burglary.

“While the burglary case in this county was circumstantial, I am certain once a jury heard he kicked in the door of another home with our victim’s gun in his possession just weeks later, he would have promptly been found guilty and received a lengthy sentence," said District Attorney Brett Smith.