One of three people suspected in a string of auto burglaries including vehicles belonging to law enforcement, public officials or their family members, and other private citizens was in court Friday on a motion by his defense attorney requesting that Sheridan Kiraly be given a mental evaluation.
The 19-year-old is charged with 16-counts of burglary stemming from his arrest, along with 21-year-old Victor Smith, and 18-year-old Madison Smalling.
Judge Trish Rose granted the motion for Kiraly meaning he will be given a mental evaluation prior to his case proceeding, to make sure he is understanding whats going on, and can help with his own defense. He also has a second case against him where he is accused of battering a law enforcement officer. How long that will take for the evaluation is unclear, but the cases are on hold until that’s complete.
A co-defendant, 18-year-old Madison Smalling was charged with 10-counts of auto burglary, but entered a plea to just four, while the rest were dropped by the state as part of a plea agreement. The plea coming recently in front of Magistrate Judge Randy McEwen.
Smith is also charged with 16-counts involving the auto burglaries, but is also charged with possession of marijuana. He also has another drug case, where he’s charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to package, personal use drug paraphernalia and no tax stamp. Also arrested in that drug case was 19-year-old Michael Kirk who is charged with possession of marijuana.
Sentencing for Smalling on the four burglary counts will come in November.