MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (WJPF) — A Carbondale man has been sentenced to 4 years behind bars after pleading guilty to a theft charge.

According to Jackson County State’s Attorney Mike Carr, on March 9, 38-year-old Jeffery Barton took a guitar and amplifier from the back room of Plaza Records in Carbondale. The stolen items belonged to an employee of the store.

Police found Barton in possession of the stolen items that same day.