Ithaca, N.Y. — A man convicted on two felony charges for a 2013 burglary in Ithaca was sentenced to eight years in prison on Friday, according to officials.

Angel Arce, 49, was sentenced in Tompkins County Court.

It was his second felony burglary conviction. Arce was also convicted for a 2008 burglary.

Arce had faced as much as 15 years in state prison, the district attorney’s office previously said. He will serve 5 years of post-supervision release in addition to his prison sentence.

On June 4, 2013, Arce broke into the home on Pleasant Street, ransacked the apartment of a female resident and then fled after being confronted by a male resident of the home, according to law enforcement.

He was arrested a short distance away by Ithaca police officers. The officers found the stolen jewelry in Arce’s pockets.

Assistant District Attorney Gary Surdell led the prosecution of the case.

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.