KALVIN MAURICE BUCKLES, age 23, was convicted and sentenced April 21 2015 in Houston County Superior Court for one count of Burglary (residential) following a one-day jury trial. Judge George Nunn sentenced Buckles to 12 years to serve in prison without parole followed by eight years probation.
The charge in this case stemmed from a November 4, 2014, incident where Buckles broke into the victim’s home by throwing a rock through the rear glass door. Law enforcement arrived on scene quickly and gave chase to Buckles as he fled the rear of the residence. Buckles was arrested after he was found hiding underneath a mobile home a short distance from the victim’s home.
Kalvin Buckles was prosecuted by Houston County Assistant District Attorney Greg Winters and third- year Mercer Law Student Carly Anderson. Anderson has been interning with the Houston DA's office and is permitted to practice with a supervising attorney under Georgia's Third year Practice Act.
COMMENTS FROM CARLY ANDERSON: “The Citizens of Houston County deserve to feel safe in their homes and when that is violated there should be serious consequences. I would like to commend the work of the Centerville Police Department and Houston County Sheriff’s Department. Specifically, I wish to commend the work of Officers Keller, Washington, and Gray with the Centerville Police Department. They all did an outstanding job in quickly apprehending this burglar.”
COMMENTS FROM DA HARTWIG: “When someone is brazen enough to throw a rock through a glass door and illegally enter another’s home in broad daylight, the consequences should be sever. I am pleased with the verdict returned by the jury and the sentence handed down from Judge Nunn. My office will continue to seek a full measure of justice for victims and the people of Houston County.”