Friday, November 2, 2012
By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer
A Roanoke man, who pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing guns,coins and electronics from three Franklin County homes in February, faces up to 40 years in prison.
Brandon Scott Williams, 22, entered guilty pleas in Franklin County Circuit Court to three counts of grand larceny and three counts of burglary.
Through a plea agreement, Williams will only serve the sentence for one larceny charge and one burglary charge (up to 20 years each), according to Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Dwight Rudd. The sentences for the other four charges will be suspended.
In terms of sentencing, Rudd said the commonwealth does not object to Williams being evaluated for the Virginia Department of Corrections' diversion and detention center program, fashioned after a military boot camp.
As part of the plea agreement, Williams will make restitution for the items stolen, but the value of the items has not been determined, Rudd said.
Williams admitted to stealing numerous firearms, a coin collection and a computer from residences on Wirtz Road, Hardy Road and Coopers Cove Road on Feb. 2, 6 and 21, Rudd said.
A sentencing hearing for Williams is set for Dec. 21 at 10:45 a.m. in circuit court.