A jury found a 39-year-old Leavenworth man guilty of attempting to break into a home rather than shoveling snow.
After an hour of deliberations, a Leavenworth jury found Sean Johnson guilty of attempted aggravated burglary and criminal damage to property.
Sentencing is set for June 1.
According to prosecutors, on Feb. 13, 2012, Shawn Patrick and Sean Johnson walked from a home in the 800 block of Kickapoo Street to a home in the 1100 block of North Ninth Street looking to get money.
It had recently snowed, and prosecutors said they either were going to break into the residence or shovel snow that had recently fallen the night before.
A resident of the home off North Ninth Street heard knocking on both his front and back doors, then came down to see a crowbar being applied to open his door.
Leavenworth officers saw Patrick and Johnson in the area and established that they were heading back to Johnson's residence. The police were able to identify the shoeprints made in the snow. Officers were also able to match the shoes to the footprints found at the residence.
Detectives then followed the footprints of both Johnson and Patrick from one residence to the next.
Patrick was later identified as the one using the crowbar to pry open the door and Johnson as the one who stood watch.
Patrick had already been convicted earlier of the same offense.
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