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Geneva man sentenced to 16 years in prison following home invasion

A man from Geneva has been sentenced to 16 years in prison after being found guilty of home invasion and assaulting another inmate at the Ontario County Jail in 2020.

Matthew Jackson, 31, was sentenced by County Judge Frederick Reed on Thursday. He will serve 10 years for the felony burglary charges stemming from the home invasion incident that occurred in December 2020. Jackson had pleaded guilty to the charges in November 2021.

In addition, Reed added six more years to Jackson’s sentence for the felony assault charge, which he was convicted of earlier this year in a jury trial.

Geneva police arrested Jackson in March 2021 after investigating the home invasion that took place in the area of Maxwell Avenue and Pleasant Street. The male resident of the home reported to the police that two men had entered through an unlocked door, and one of them showed a handgun. One of the men attempted to tie up the resident, but he fought back, and both men fled. The victim suffered several injuries, including head trauma and a broken foot, and was treated at Geneva General Hospital.

Jackson’s accomplice, described as a Hispanic male with a medium build and a “curly crew cut,” was never arrested, and the police did not confirm whether the suspects had taken any money or property or if they had a specific reason for targeting the residence.