FAIRFIELD — Kortney Jerome Avent, tracked down by residents who recognized that the car he drove had been parked days earlier in front of a burglarized home, has lost his legal bid to change his prison sentence and attend the Center for Positive Change to get job training.
Avent, 23, was sentenced in February to three years and eight months in prison for possessing stolen property. He sought the split sentence for job training that his attorney said would help support Avent’s family.
Marjaneh Maroufi said in a court filing that Avent’s family lost about $700 a month in Social Security benefits paid for one of his twin daughters’ medical condition.
Avent had been the primary parent who remained with children while his wife worked, according to the legal filing. She had to reduce her work hours to take care of the children, according to the court filing.
The Solano County Superior Court in a ruling late last month denied Avent’s request.
Last September, residents along Shoreline Circle in Fairfield followed the car Avent drove through the neighborhood after recognizing the Toyota Corolla from surveillance videos taken two days earlier during a burglary in the neighborhood. Residents shared the video through Nextdoor, a computer social network for neighbors to talk online.
The video showed the silver Toyota Corolla, missing two hub caps and with front-end damage, in front of the burglarized house. The burglarized resident said he lost about $10,000 in property.
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