ENFIELD, N.Y. — An Ithaca man was indicted on Thursday morning in the Tompkins County Court with charges of burglary, robbery, and criminal possession of a weapon.

Benjamin Spradlin, 40, was reported to have broken into a couple’s residence in Enfield on Nov. 12. Court documents show that Spradlin entered the home around 5:30 p.m. and demanded money from the couple. Spradlin reportedly revealed a pistol, and the husband said he gave Spradlin approximately $30 dollars before he fled.

Police say they later found that the firearm, a pistol, was loaded.

Spradlin is charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary, second-degree robbery, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Spradlin is currently held at the Tompkins County Jail without bail.

He was arraigned in Tompkins County Court earlier this week.

Alyvia Covert

Alyvia is a Crime Reporter with The Ithaca Voice. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Journalism and Photography.