Judge sentences Boise man charged in Exergy cycle theft
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A Boise man convicted for stealing 13 bikes from a professional women's cycling team two days before the start of a race in southwestern Idaho will spend at least one year in prison supervised treatment.
A 4th District Judge sentenced 19-year-old Michael Lawrence Friday to a 14-year prison term. But the judge also placed Lawrence on a retained jurisdiction program, meaning he must take part in treatment programs for up to one year. The judge will then decide if Lawrence should go to prison or placed on parole.
Lawrence was charged with grand theft for cutting the lock on California-based Team TIBCO's trailer at a Boise motel May 22 and taking bikes worth $110,000. The theft occurred before the team was to compete in the inaugural Exergy Bike Tour.