AUBURN — A 17-year-old pleaded guilty to two felonies Tuesday for breaking into two stores in Cayuga County.
Delloyd McMillian, of Auburn, admitted to two counts of third-degree burglary, a class D felony.
First, McMillian said he broke into an Auburn store in June and stole cell phones. He was arrested June 16 and held at the Cayuga County jail before posting bail.
Then, in September, McMillian burglarized a vaporizer store in Weedsport, he said. At that time, he was rearrested and returned to jail.
On Tuesday, Judge Mark Fandrich accepted McMillian's guilty pleas and agreed to release him from jail so he could attend school and gain employment in the city. McMillian's father was in court and promised Fandrich that McMillian would be living with him in Auburn while awaiting sentencing.
McMillian could face up to 14 years in prison — 2 1/3 to seven years on each count. However, Fandrich agreed to sentence him to a term of shock probation if he stayed out of trouble. The judge said he would consider time served and community service in addition to five years probation. He would also consider granting the teen youthful offender status.
McMillian was scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 16.
Also in court:
• An Auburn teen admitted to illegally possessing a semi-automatic handgun, which he intended to sell for marijuana.
Matthew J. Stanley, 19, pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree criminal sale of a firearm, both class D violent felonies.
During his plea, Stanley said he was arrested in August for possessing an operable 9 mm handgun in Auburn. He also said he planned to sell the weapon and ammunition.
The Auburn Police Department said Stanley intended to trade the gun for an ounce of marijuana. Police noted that the gun was not loaded at the time of his arrest, but Stanley did have the ammunition on him.
Stanley also has charges pending in Onondaga County.
In exchange for his pleas, Fandrich agreed to sentence Stanley, a transient, to six months in jail and five years probation; however, he could face up to seven years in prison if he gets into any further trouble. His sentencing was scheduled for Jan. 16.