ITHACA, N.Y. — An Ithaca man is in jail again after violating his probation by never checking in with the probation department.

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Ezra N. Broadwell pleaded guilty to felony third-degree burglary on April 13 and sentenced to five years of probation and time served in jail on June 2.

Broadwell burglarized a Cayuga Street home on Aug. 9, 2014 when he broke into the residence and tried to steal bottles of alcohol, court records show.

Ithaca police found him passed out in a stranger’s car about 30 minutes later.

After sentencing, Broadwell was supposed to begin immediately checking in with the probation department but admitted in court that he never did so.

He was remanded without bail on July 16.

Assistant District Attorney Dan Johnson is recommending a 2 to 6 year jail term for the violation.

Broadwell’s attorney Jerome Mayersak asked for a lighter sentence.

“He’s still young. I really think 1 to 3 (years) and shock incarceration would be appropriate,” he said.

Shock incarceration is about a six-month long military-style reform institution. If successfully completed, an inmate will be released on probation for the remainder of a sentence.

Broadwell is scheduled to be sentenced on November 2.

He is also facing at least one other charge for second-degree assault that has not been resolved yet.

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Jolene Almendarez

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