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Buffalo man pleads guilty to burglary

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A Buffalo man charged with burglarizing five residences in late December has pleaded guilty to the charges in LaRue Circuit Court.

Walter A. Gaulke (1967) pleaded guilty July 18 to six charges of third-degree burglary, amended from second degree (recommended sentence of five years on each count). In one case, he entered an Alford plea in which he maintained his innocence but admitted the evidence would likely return a guilty verdict in court.

The Commonwealth’s Attorney recommends the sentences run concurrently for a total of five years and be pretrial diverted.

Final sentencing is Aug. 18.