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Alleged burglar awaiting new date in court

The man accused of stealing nearly everything from inside a south Bainbridge Island home remains in legal limbo after his status hearing was pushed back this week.

Clayton Charles Stanley, 20, of Poulsbo remains in Kitsap County Jail while waiting to appear in Kitsap County District Court for a status hearing on Sept. 12. Stanley faces charges of burglary and trafficking stolen property.

Stanley allegedly emptied a home on Beans Bight Road of almost all its contents in July and sold the stolen property at second-hand shops in the area. The home had little left inside after the theft. A chandelier and light fixtures were taken, as well as Turkish rugs, antiques, tables, chests, chairs, towels, shelves, dressers, golf clubs, a barbecue grill, vacuum, kitchen appliances and supplies, bicycles, a washer and dryer, a king bed with all its bedding, and more.

But the island incident may be only the latest in a string of crimes committed by the alleged burglar. He also faces multiple other charges for alleged crimes throughout the area.

Stanley was in court on July 22 for a traffic charge. He also faces charges in Poulsbo for trafficking stolen property. A court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 22 in that case.

Stanley also faces more charges stemming from an encounter with Kitsap County deputies. He will be in court on Aug. 22 again on charges of identity theft and possession of drugs.

Two status hearings were scheduled for the Bainbridge Island case. The first status hearing on July 30 did not move the case along any further. After his  next status hearing on Sept. 12, Stanley may submit a plea.

The hearing may also result in Stanley’s case continuing in district court, or being sent to Kitsap Superior County Court.

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