Committing a crime to pay legal fees

April 27, 2009 6:15:43 AM PDT
Looks like Jason Leigh Markham needs a lawyer, again.

Authorities in Janesville, Wisc., charge the 19-year-old with breaking into cars in order to pay an attorney.

Markham had faced prior drug charges.

Authorities say he was caught stealing from cars to raise money to cover those legal bills.

A criminal complaint says a man caught Markham inside his Camaro and held him for police.

Officers say they found a GPS system, CDs and video games in Markham's backpack.

He now faces additional charges including felony burglary and bail jumping.

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