Brothers Christopher, 24, and Travis Kiesecker, 25, of Joseph were sentenced Aug. 20 and Aug. 25 for a June 28 crime spree during which they stole four rifles from Delwyn Zollman of Joseph, then, with the use of a SKS rifle, stole nearly one pound of marijuana from the legal medicinal marijuana growing operation of Harry Swisher of rural Joseph.
Christopher was also sentenced for theft II and forgery II charges stemming from June 18 incidents.
Christopher Kiesecker, appearing before Circuit Court Judge Russ West, pled guilty to five separate counts from the June 28 burglaries and had seven other counts dismissed. He was sentenced to 45 months in prison with time credited from his June 29 arrest. He was convicted on burglary II, burglary I, possession of a controlled substance, theft I and felon in possession of a firearm. A sentence of 180 days for the June 18 offenses was suspended.
Travis Kiesecker, who was not cited for "persistent involvement in similar offenses or repetitive assaults" as was Christopher, entered a plea of guilty for the June 28 offenses on four counts and had five other counts dismissed. He was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Phillip Mendiguren to 38 months of incarceration with credit for time served. Travis pled guilty to burglary I, possession of a controlled substance, theft I and theft II.
Where the brothers will be lodged in the state corrections system will be determined at the state corrections level.