Judge Spares Elvis Jacket Thief Of Long Sentence

A Dallas judge has sentenced a thief of Elvis Presley memorabilia to four years' deferred probation and fined him 750 dollars after he pleaded guilty to grand theft. The State District sentenced the 33-year-old Kirk Sanders after he admitted to trying to help sell Presley's leather motorcycle jacket. Authorities say 42-year-old Robert Louis Rodgers of Austin stole the item in February 1998 from a museum near Presley's Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. They were caught September 1998 after Dallas police arranged an undercover sting, and the jacket was returned to Elvis Presley Enterprises. Officials tell The Dallas Morning News that Rodgers has jumped bond, and a warrant is out for his arrest.
Source: Associated Press / Updated: Nov 22, 2000 
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