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A York City man was sentenced to prison time for his involvement in a burglary in which an 80-year-old man was injured, requiring him to get 25 stitches for his injuries, according to court records.

Shannon Anthony Posey, 43, of 1020 W. Princess St., pleaded guilty to burglary Friday, according to online court records. Judge Michael Bortner sentenced Posey to three to 10 years in prison.

In July 2015, Posey, and co-defendant Louie Allan Tracey Jr., were arrested and charged in the burglary in which the resident, an 80-year-old man, was injured when he found the two in his house, police said.

Tracey, 28, who lived in the 400 block of Madison Avenue, and Posey, were charged with robbery inflicting bodily injury, burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, theft by unlawful taking, simple assault, and receiving stolen property, among other charges.

As part of Posey's guilty plea, all of his other charges were dismissed. Posey's attorney, Korey Leslie, said Posey didn't plead guilty to robbing the man causing injuries, because Tracey had already done that over a year ago.

"(Tracey) was the one who assaulted the victim," he said.

Tracey pleaded guilty to robbery inflicting immediate bodily injury, burglary, and conspiracy to commit burglary in December 2015. As a result of his plea, the rest of his charges were dismissed. 

The background: York City Police say the two entered a home in the 400 block of Wallace Street at about 1:30 p.m. on July 19, 2015. 

The victim, an 80-year-old man, came in through his front door and saw the two burglarizing his home.

When he saw the two, he was struck from behind and knocked to the ground, causing him to lose consciousness. 

When he regained conciousness, he had several cuts, and swelling and bruising to his face. He was taken to a hospital and received 25 stitches, police said.

The victim noticed damage to his front and rear doors, and that a TV, DVD player, several books of black checks, and a black leather wallet, along with a debit card, were missing. 

Police say they responded to a separate robbery involving Posey and Tracey on July 20, 2015, and the two were sent to York County Prison.

Using surveillance footage from the places where the two used the victim's debit card, police were able to identify the two as the suspects in the earlier burglary.

When police spoke with the two at York County Prison, police say the two admitted to being involved in the burglary.

Posey said the burglary was Tracey's idea, and Tracey said it was Posey's idea, documents state. Additionally, they both denied causing the man's injuries. When speaking to police separately, each of the men said the other one had done it, according to police.

The two admitted to being heroin addicts, and they were "dope sick," which is why the committed the burglary, police said.

Tracey was sentenced to three to six years in prison for his involvement, according to court records. He also pleaded guilty in a separate robbery case in which he was sentenced to three to six years in prison, which he is to serve consecutively with the other case, online court records state.

Posey will receive credit for the 696 days he served in York County Prison.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at@YDDornblaser.

 

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