A Buffalo man faces up to 15 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of breaking into a North Buffalo home last fall.
Jibraun Mostiller, 19, was convicted last week of second-degree burglary in a trial before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller who set sentencing for July 16, according to Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III.
Mostiller was convicted of entering the Taunton Place home through an unlocked window during the daytime on Oct. 18 when no one was home.
Assistant District Attorney Christopher P. Jurusik said Mostiller took two bottles of liquor and had placed them in a bag outside the house when the homeowner’s adult son returned and asked him what he was doing there.
Mostiller told him he had come to the home to buy some marijuana but had the wrong home, the prosecutor said. He apologized and left without the two bottles.
A short time later, the son called police who picked up Mostiller about four or five blocks away. The son identified him as the burglar.
Jurusik said it was Mostiller’s fourth burglary arrest since 2012. He said Mostiller is a second violent felony offender, with a conviction last summer for attempted second-degree burglary.