AUBURN —A 16-year-old resident of Cayuga Centers has admitted attacking an Auburn police officer.
At around 10:30 p.m. July 31, Jacob Mackey was standing in the middle of Osborne Street when Auburn Police Department Officer Scott Deyo approached and asked the teen to move. But, instead of listening to the officer, Mackey lunged and grabbed Deyo around his neck.
It took four officers to get Mackey under control, Cayuga County Chief Assistant District Attorney Christopher Valdina said Thursday in Cayuga County Court, and Deyo fractured his right elbow and sustained lacerations to both of his elbows and knees. At one point, Valdina said, Deyo feared he would lose consciousness.
Mackey was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, a class D felony. He was also charged with resisting arrest and criminal obstruction of breathing, both misdemeanors, as well as disorderly conduct, a violation.
At first, Valdina said Mackey had bragged about the incident, claiming he "went easy" on Deyo because he was an officer. However, the teen has since expressed remorse.
On Thursday, Mackey, of 101 Hamilton Ave., pleaded guilty to assault and resisting arrest. He told Judge Thomas Leone that he had left his program at Cayuga Centers to take a walk around the block when he encountered Deyo and became aggressive.
In exchange for his plea of guilty, Mackey's defense attorney, James Daley, asked the judge to consider a term of shock probation — six months in jail and five years probation — but Leone said he would sentence Mackey to one to three years in prison. He would also consider a shock camp order, which would allow Mackey to serve a portion of his sentence in a boot-camp-style setting.
Mackey will also have to pay $94 in restitution. He was remanded to Cayuga County Jail pending sentencing Feb. 1.
Also in court:
• A Sennett man was sentenced to prison Thursday for burglarizing a Cayuga County home in May.
Brian Wilkinson, 36, of 7884 Grant Ave. Road, pleaded guilty in October to one count of third-degree burglary, a class D felony. During his plea, he admitted to stealing several items from a home on Grant Avenue Road, including a flat screen TV.
A second felony offender and convicted sex offender, Wilkinson was sentenced to two to four years in prison with a Willard order. Leone said that order would allow Wilkinson to serve the majority of his sentence as parole supervision while receiving treatment for substance abuse.
Meanwhile, Wilkinson was also ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution. His attorney, Simon Moody, said most of the stolen items had been recovered and returned to the victim.
• A level two sex offender pleaded guilty to a felony Thursday for failing to provide Cayuga County authorities with an updated photo.
Wesley Percy, 41, of 166 Canaan Heights in Locke, pleaded guilty to first-degree failing to verify a photograph as a sex offender, a class E felony.
According to Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann, Percy was convicted of first-degree attempted sexual abuse in 2007. As such, he was required to submit an updated picture of himself every three years.
Percy could face up to four years in prison for the crime. His sentencing was scheduled for Feb. 1.