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Auburn drug dealer who attacked man with a machete will spend years in prison

An Auburn man who attacked and robbed an illegal drug sale competitor in Cayuga County is headed to prison.

Vincent Deangelis, 44, of Auburn was among a handful of people involved in a robbery and assault at a residence on Grant Avenue in the city.

During that incident, a man’s face and body were slashed with a machete, according to police and prosecutors.

Deangelis pleaded guilty to the entire indictment against him- including first-degree robbery and burglary charges, second-degree assault, and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

The District Attorney’s office said that he committed the burglary because the occupants of the Grant Avenue residence were his competition.

He sold the controlled substance ‘Molly’ in the Auburn area.

“As alleged in the indictment, defendant admitted that he, along with three other individuals, entered the victim’s home and forcibly stole property,” Acting District Attorney Brittany Grome Antonacci said in a media statement. “During the burglary, the defendant used a machete on the victim, causing numerous lacerations about his body and face.”

In addition to the lengthy prison sentence, Deangelis will also have three years of post-release supervision.