May 31, 2017
Last Thursday, a Fayette County jury convicted Wade Alvin Stevenson of residential burglary, tampering with evidence, and being a persistent felon.
On October 16th, 2015, Stevenson entered a home on State Street and stole a wallet and car keys from the bedroom of the sleeping victim. Upon awakening, the victim and his roommate went outside looking for the burglar. They saw Stevenson across the street from their home. They confronted him and called 911. The responding Lexington Police Officers and the victim witnessed the Stevenson throwing down the victim’s keys. Later the stolen wallet and its contents were found in the direct walking path that the Defendant took when he left the victim’s home.
Stevenson has a lengthy criminal history spanning two decades and notably had only been released from prison 15 days before he committed these new crimes. The jury recommended a 10 year sentence on both the burglary and the tampering charges. Judge Thomas Travis set formal sentencing for July 21st. Prosecutor in the case was Katie Bouvier.