AUBURN | An Auburn man with four felony convictions already on his record faces spending the next seven years in prison for burglarizing an Auburn home in March.
In Cayuga County Court Thursday morning, Aaron Manning, 27, pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary, a felony, and petit larceny, a misdemeanor, in satisfaction of the other three charges listed on his indictment.
Manning, of 5 Lawton Ave., apartment three, described the March 18 crime with candor.
"I entered the people's house and took stuff that didn't belong to me," he said.
When asked if he had permission to enter the Lawton Avenue home and take a PlayStation 3, a camera, jewelry and sneakers, Manning admitted that he did not.
"Not at all," he said. "No authorization whatsoever."
Along with serving more than half a decade in prison, Manning will serve five years post-release supervision and pay $500 restitution.
As part of his plea, Manning conceded he had previously been convicted of second-degree assault, a violent felony, along with promoting prison contraband, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property and third-degree burglary.
Before Judge Thomas Leone adjourned Manning's case for sentencing, Ryan Muldoon, Manning's attorney, made an unusual request on behalf of his client.
Muldoon said his client — wishing to leave the Cayuga County Jail as soon as possible — asked to be speedily sentenced.
Also in court:
• Laeron Murray denied charges accusing him of possessing a loaded gun while on probation.
The 22-year-old Auburn man pleaded not guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a disguised gun, a violent felony, along with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors.
Leone remanded Murray, of 10 Washington St., to the Cayuga County Jail until his next court appearance.
• A 38-year-old Auburn man faces spending two years in prison after admitting he sold 10 hydrocodone pills to a friend last November.
Brad Curtis, of 49 Wall St., pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony, in satisfaction of the other charge listed on his indictment.
In exchange for his plea, Curtis also faces serving two years of post-release supervision.
• Robert Wallace was re-designated as a level-three sex offender for sexually abusing two teenage boys — one in 2007 and one in 2009 — and not taking responsibility for his actions.
The 49-year-old Auburn man, formerly of 34 Jefferson St., apartment one, is scheduled to be released from Auburn Correctional Facility in November.
Level-three sex offenders are considered to pose the highest risk of re-offending.