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Former President Carter's grandson sentenced to house arrest

August 13, 2005 16:46 IST

A teenage grandson of former President Jimmy Carter was sentenced to 30 days of house arrest and 36 months probation as part of a plea agreement involving the theft of a videogame console.
    
Jeremy Carter, 18, a resident of Peachtree City, was arrested in December after being caught inside the home of a former friend.

Police said they found less than an ounce of marijuana in his shoe.

The victim did not want Carter to go to jail, which District Attorney Scott Ballard said " considerably" affected the outcome of the case.
    
Carter's burglary charge was reduced and he pleaded guilty to theft by taking, a misdemeanor.'If you are convicted of burglary here, you go to prison for 3 years,' Ballard said on Friday.
    
Carter is the son of Annette and Jeff Carter, Jimmy Carter's youngest son.

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