XENIA — A Xenia man could spend several years in prison after pleading guilty July 6 to a pair of burglaries that occurred on June Drive earlier this year.
Robert Perez, 47, will be sentenced in Greene County Common Pleas Court Thursday, Aug. 24 and faces up to eight years in jail for the felony convictions.
Perez was indicted in April after Xenia police — who received a call on a suspicious person — found him hiding in a bedroom closet of a house he allegedly broke into. After police ran Perez’s fingerprints through the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, they were able to link him to a second burglary on June Drive. The initial burglary is a second-degree felony, while the other is a third-degree felony.
The state recommended a five-year sentence for the more serious crime — which carries a maximum of eight years according to Assistant Prosecutor Alice DeWine. The second felony carries a maximum of three years.
“I’m hopeful that he serves a good amount of time in prison,” DeWine said.
Perez, who is being held in the Greene County Jail on $50,000 bond, asked to be released due to health concerns but Judge Michael Buckwalter did not immediately rule on that.
Contact Scott Halasz at 937-502-4507.