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Minto man gets prison time for burglary, vandalism

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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2012 12:19 am | Updated: 1:48 pm, Wed Jan 16, 2013.

FAIRBANKS — A Minto man was sentenced earlier this month to serve a two-year jail term for damaging doors and vending machines at the Nenana Public School last year in an attempt to steal money to buy alcohol.

Jason B. Nathaniel, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree felony burglary at an April 11 hearing. Under the terms of a plea agreement, another charge of burglary and criminal mischief were dismissed, according to court log notes of the hearing.

Nathaniel was recorded breaking into the school on videocamera and later told Alaska State Troopers that he had been on his way to buy alcohol when he saw a piece of metal on the ground and decided to use it to break into the school. He damaged three doors, three vending machines and a lock and did more than $500 in damage, troopers said.

Contact staff writer Sam Friedman at 459-7545.

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