Templer sentenced to nine months in county jail for stolen thumb drive

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee County judge sentenced Marsalis Templer on Friday, November 20th to nine months in the county jail.

Templer is the Milwaukee man who pleaded guilty to a single charge of receiving or concealing stolen property. That stolen property was a thumb drive from Dynacare Laboratories.

According to the criminal complaint, Templar “admitted that he was a back seat passenger” when he and a group of people stole an SUV from a home on Milwaukee’s north side on October 21, 2013. The others in the SUV later brought a laptop bag found inside the SUV into Templer’s home and searched it for money. When they didn’t find any, the complaint says “the other individuals took the laptop when they left, leaving the laptop bag behind on the floor. Templer stated he kicked it under his bed and hasn’t touched it since.” The missing Dynacare thumb drive was inside the laptop bag.

Templer could have faced up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines.