NORWICH – A Unadilla man pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary in Chenango County Court on Monday, and described his experience with stealing a safe in Guilford.
Reice C. Knowles, 19, of Unadilla, pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary, a class C felony, on Monday and was sentenced to a year in interim probation while he attempts to complete the drug treatment court program.
He will also be required to testify against his co-defendant as part of his plea and pay restitution for the objects stolen, totaling approximately $700 worth of goods. If his co-defendant is found guilty and pays restitution, the total would be split between them.
"In the event that they're not able to get the other half from your co-defendant, you could then be held liable for the full amount," said Chenango County Judge Frank Revoir Jr.
Ultimately Knowles pleaded guilty, and said on April 24, while on County Route 35 in the Town of Guilford, he worked with another person to break into a home and steal a safe.