Seffner man pleads no contest to theft

A Sefner man arrested in Holmes Beach in May and charged with theft has pleaded no contest.

Karlos Macias, 28, represented by an assistant public defender, entered his plea Oct. 3 and was judged guilty. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail with credit for time served and placed on probation for a year.

A police report said Macias and a second person stole landscaping equipment valued at $600 in Anna Maria. The two were stopped by a Holmes Beach Police Department officer in Holmes Beach and taken into custody.

Macias also must participate in an addiction program.

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