Ossineke vet receives delayed sentence for concealing stolen military items
Arlyn Aaron Boboltz received a one-year delayed sentence this week, and will not spend time in jail if he stays out of further trouble with the law.
In addition, the charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor after one year if he abides by the terms of the sentence.
Master Sergeant Rob Mills of the Combat Readiness Training Center was involved in the investigation, which included stolen items from the Army and Air Force. Mills told the court he did not believe Boboltz should spend time behind bars due to his service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In addition to the delayed sentence, the 34 year-old Boboltz was ordered to perform 120 hours of community service and must pay court costs and fines. Defense attorney Ron Bayot said he felt very strong about the case and was “very pleased with the outcome.”
Boboltz was discharged from the Army in June 2011. In January of this year, investigators recovered stolen military equipment, gear and tools from his Ossineke home valued at $5,000. The items included military clothing, bullet-proof vests, night-vision binoculars and more.