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BURNETT COUNTY––Earl J. Baker, 31, Grantsburg, is scheduled to enter his plea on April 26 in Burnett County. The plea will combine 13 cases, stemming from events taking place in 2016, involving 29 criminal counts.

The criminal counts are:

• Seven counts of receiving or concealing stolen property (<=$2,500), a class A misdemeanor.

• Five counts of felony bail jumping, a class H felony.

• Two counts of receiving stolen property (>$2,500-$5,000), a class I felony.

• Two counts of felon possessing a firearm, a class G felony.

• Two counts of burglary to a building or dwelling, a class F felony.

• Two counts of criminal damage to property, a class A misdemeanor.

• Two counts of theft of movable property (<$2,500), a class A misdemeanor.

• One count of theft of movable property (>$2,500-$5,000), a class I felony.

• One count of theft of movable property with special facts, a class H felony.

• One count of theft of movable property >$10,000, a class G felony.

• One count of take/drive vehicle without consent, a class H felony

• One count of drive/operate vehicle without consent, a class I felony.

• One count of vehicle operator flee/elude officer, a class I felony.

• One count of misdemeanor bail jumping, a class A misdemeanor.

In November of 2016, Baker pleaded guilty to concealing stolen property, operating a vehicle without the owners consent and attempted burglary stemming from a series of incidents between March 2014 and April 2015. He was sentenced to six months in jail, three years probation and ordered to pay $2,172 in restitution.

During the sentencing Baker’s attorney, Kate Murtaugh, said Baker struggles with his sobriety.

“He was sober for over a year before he had a relapse in August and we all seem to know what happened next,” she explained. “I think if he could maintain his sobriety, he could be a productive member of society.”

Murtaugh will be representing Baker in this case, as well.

Also at that sentencing, Baker made a brief statement to the court.

“I’m sorry for my actions,” he said simply. “I’m sure there are some deep-rooted issues at play here — my life has been a roller-coaster.”