Cortland man faces 4 years in prison for string of burglaries

Artis L. Young, 24, of Cortland

CORTLAND, N.Y. — A Cortland man pleaded guilty Thursday in connection with his role in a burglary that occurred in Cortland County earlier this year.

Artis Young, 24, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted burglary, a class D felony. He faces up to four years in prison on the charge, which carries a maximum penalty of seven years of incarceration.

Young appeared in Cortland County Court Thursday morning with his attorney, Ron Walsh. Assistant District Attorney Zela Brotherton appeared for the prosecution.

Young was first arrested on July 5 in connection with an April burglary that was reported at a residence on West Scott Road in the town of Homer. Two weeks later, he was charged for burglarizing a home on West State Road in Virgil.

Judge Julie Campbell said she was willing to impose a lenient sentence on Artis Young given his "minimal contact with the criminal justice system."

Young is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 1.