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Repeat offender sentenced

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A man with a criminal history including eight felony convictions since 1992 was adjudicated a habitual criminal today by Judge David Hardy. Robert Dean Lee, 39, was sentenced to 5-20 years in the Nevada Department of Corrections.

Lee pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary. He was arrested in February by members of the Reno Police Departments Crime Suppression Team and detectives of the Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program. He had committed a residential burglary on 9th Street in Sparks earlier in the year, stealing a significant amount of property including a vehicle. During the same period he committed a commercial burglary on a closed bar also located in Sparks, where he pried open cash boxes on poker machines.

The Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program is a regional unit comprising detectives from the Reno and Sparks police departments.

The state was represented by Deputy District Attorney Zach Young.

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