An Auburn man was sentenced in Cayuga County Court Thursday morning for his involvement in a May burglary that led to a police chase in Auburn.
Jerad Stiles, 30, pleaded guilty in November to two separate counts of second-degree burglary, class C felonies, for his involvement in a burglary on Holley Street on May 30. About $5,000 cash was taken from the home, as well as televisions and guns.
The Auburn Police Department’s investigation of the Holley Street burglary led officers to the parking lot of the Westside Plaza, where the APD and Finger Lakes Drug Task Force observed long guns being passed from one vehicle to another.
Officers attempted to stop a black Jeep Cherokee, which was also stolen, but the driver fled. When the jeep struck a parked vehicle, Stiles and a co-defendant — both second felony offenders — fled on foot before being apprehended.
During his plea, Stiles, of 5 Church St., Apt. 2, said he stole items to support his drug addiction. His plea to the burglary charges satisfied his entire indictment which included six felonies of third-degree grand larceny, third-degree burglary, two counts of fourth-degree conspiracy and two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property for possessing firearms. It also included six misdemeanors of two counts petit larceny, two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree unauthorized use of a vehicle without ownership and resisting arrest.
While he could have faced up to 15 years in prison for his crimes, Stiles was sentenced by Judge Thomas Leone to five years in prison and five years post-release supervision for each of his burglary counts. The sentences will run concurrently. Restitution will be determined after a restitution hearing.
The Auburn Citizen: