Warner Robins man gets 15 years for burglary, theft, obstruction

WARNER ROBINS — A Warner Robins man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years without parole for burglary, theft and obstruction of an officer, a Houston County prosecutor said.

Superior Court Judge Katherine K. Lumsden also sentenced Willie Joe Tennyson Jr., 38, to 15 years on probation upon his release from prison, District Attorney Kelly Burke said.

Tennyson will not be eligible for parole under Georgia law because he had six prior felony convictions, Burke said.

Tennyson, who was on probation for a 2002 burglary, was found guilty by a Houston County jury last week of the May 17, 2007, burglary of a Warner Robins home, theft and obstruction of an officer, Burke said.

Co-defendant Travis Lawrence, 41, of Warner Robins, was sentenced to 17 years in prison, Burke said.