A Billings man charged in June with possessing methamphetamine and stealing televisions from a motel while he was on probation for a 2003 home invasion robbery pleaded guilty today in District Court.
Tyson James Heisler, 24, appeared before Judge G. Todd Baugh and admitted to two counts of felony burglary and one count of drug possession. He also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of obstructing and resisting arrest.
Heisler remains in the county jail on a $25,000 bond. Baugh set sentencing for Dec. 14.
Heisler was sentenced in 2003 to 10 years in prison with two years suspended for his role in the home invasion robbery of a man on Mount Rushmore Avenue. Heisler and two others posed as magazine salesman and forced their way into the home with a gun.
In March, Heisler stole several televisions from a Billings motel. Three months later, when officers approached Heisler at a casino to ask him about the motel thefts, Heisler gave false information. When officers indicated he was under arrest, Heisler attempted to flee, throwing bar stools and running out a back door. He collapsed a short distance later and was apprehended.
At the jail, officers found methamphetamine in his shoe.
A plea agreement calls for prosecutors to recommend Heisler receive concurrent 5-year suspended prison sentences for the burglary charges and a consecutive 5-year suspended sentence for the drug charge.