A Maryland man who was involved in a robbery in the Town of Homer back in November has pled guilty to grand larceny in Cortland County Court.
Back in November Cortland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported robbery on McDonald Road. Police located the victim, who said he had been punched multiple times in the head during the robbery. The unidentified man refused medical treatment.
As police arrived they passed a vehicle in the area that matched the description of the vehicle involved in the theft.
City Police stopped the car on Clinton Avenue; the driver was identified as 20-year-old Frank Thompson of 11 Charles Street, Cortland. Thompson was questioned during the stop and eventually taken to the Cortland County Sheriff's Department for questioning.
A second suspect 21-year-old Clarence Henson of Baltimore, Maryland, later turned himself into police.
Henson was charged with felony counts of robbery, grand larceny, and a misdemeanor count of petit larceny.
During the investigation police found an airsoft pistol that was used in connection with the crime, they also recovered items stolen during the hold-up, which included a debit card and a Wal-Mart gift card.
Yesterday, Henson plead guilty to a felony charge of grand larceny as part of a plea deal, in exchange county prosecutors took no stance on sentencing. Henson faces anywhere from 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison when he’s sentenced on February 5th, he is being held on $5 thousand dollars cash or $10 thousand dollars bond.