LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The man who was apprehended by Geneseo Police in connection to the theft from an unlocked vehicle on Livingston Street in Geneseo pled guilty at his arraignment on felony charges in county court Thursday morning.
Darryl Stuart, 49, of Mount Morris, pled guilty to Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, an E felony, in satisfaction of Trespassing and Petit Larceny charges.
“Due to the exposure he would have given his criminal history if we were to take this to trial,” said Stuart’s attorney, David Wade, “we wish to accept the offer.”
Stuart was arrested in August after Geneseo Police released the below video surveillance footage of a man creeping around the victims property at the time of the theft of Seneca cigarettes, a black wallet, a debit card, and cash from an unlocked car.
Sturat was originally released after his arrest, but was apprehended at his first appearance in Geneseo Village court due to his prior felonies.
Community tipsters were able to identify Stuart based on the video surveillance. You can skip to 4:30 a.m. in the video to see the footage that was used to identify Stuart.
As a second felony offender, Stuart has been promised a sentence of 1 3/4 to 3 1/2 years in prison. The maximum possible sentence would be 2 to 4 years in prison.
According to the NYS Department of Corrections, Stuart served over 4 years at Livingston Correctional Facility starting in 1995 for Burglary in the Second Degree, and then 8 years at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility starting in 2004 for Grand Larceny in the Third Degree and Burglary in the Third Degree.