Missouri man pleads guilty to burglary, identity theft charges in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 29-year-old Springfield, Missouri man entered a plea agreement Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to two of the three felony charges in a case that started with a report of a stolen purse.

Brandin Hylton
(Source: JCSO)

Brandin Hylton pleaded guilty to Class 2 felony burglary, and Class 4 identity theft. A Class 3 felony for meth possession was dismissed per the plea agreement.

Hylton was sentenced to 30 months conditional discharge and ordered to pay $1,230 in fines and restitution.

He was arrested last month following an investigation into a report from the Bluford American Legion of a stolen purse.

A credit card in the purse had reportedly been used at Walmart, and while enroute to Walmart, a deputy reportedly spotted Hylton walking down the interstate.

The sheriff’s office reported that Hylton matched the description of the person who took the purse at the American Legion.

As a suspect vehicle was leaving Wal-Mart another deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle and identified the driver as 31-year-old Christian Sloan. Sloan had a revoked driver’s license and was arrested.

Inside the car Deputies located the stolen purse and additional methamphetamine with needles. Sloan is still facing meth and identity theft charges.