ITHACA, N.Y. – An Ithaca man accused of burglarizing the Dandy Mini Mart in Enfield last year pleaded guilty to the accusation in Tompkins County Court on Friday afternoon.
Labron J. Furman, 20, was arrested for a burglary which occurred at the Dandy Mini Mart in Enfield in the early morning hours of Dec. 12. Furman was later charged with third-degree burglary, a class D felony, related to the break-in. The charge could carry up to a seven-year sentence.
The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office released video surveillance of the burglary the following day, which depicted two suspects breaking into the convenience store just after 3 a.m.
The video shows two people behind the counter, one with an orange bag over their head, and the second with a hood up, who appears to be holding a gun. Furman confirmed with Judge John C. Rowley in court on Friday that he entered the store with the intent to steal.
Prosecuting Attorney Diane Lama said the District Attorney’s office was recommending a 2-4 year sentence for the charge. Rowley also said Furman would likely be sentenced to 2-4 years depending on the defendants behavior until his sentencing.
“The only thing you have to do now is stay out of trouble in the jail,” Rowley said.
Furman will remain incarcerated pending sentencing, which is scheduled for March 14.