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Slidell Man Sentenced to 15 Years

Jimmy McCrystal
Jimmy McCrystal

Jimmy McCrystal, 37, of Slidell, was sentenced Monday (Jan. 11) to serve 15 years in prison for simple burglary, theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal possession of stolen things, and possession of methamphetamine. District Judge Scott Gardner sentenced him to 15 years on each of the counts, but they are to run concurrently. On Feb. 9 last year, McCrystal broke into a Slidell business, where he once worked, and stole tools personally owned by employees, about $1,140 in cash, several bottles of liquor, a handgun, silver coins, an electronic tablet, and other items. The business owner identified McCrystal using surveillance video. A warrant was issued for his arrest. He was found about a week later when Slidell police officers responded to a call about a disturbance at a home and discovered him hiding under the bed. Assistant District Attorney Jason Cuccia handled the case.