A Utica man has been sentenced to prison time for breaking into an apartment and pointing a gun at a woman inside.
Angel Soto, 36, was sentenced Wednesday in Oneida County Court to 9 ½ years in state prison with five years of post-release supervision, according to the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office. Soto previously pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary.
Back in November, Utica police were called to an apartment on Scott Street after a woman reported that a man had forced his way into her apartment and pointed a gun at her. Police say the man, later identified as Soto, questioned the woman about a man who lived in the apartment, and after he searched the apartment and learned the woman was the only one there, he fled from the apartment.
Soto was arrested after the woman directed police to an apartment on Scott Street where she believed he had fled to. The apartment where Soto was found wasn't his residence, and it unoccupied at the time.
Soto was initially charged with:
- Two counts of first-degree burglary (Felony)
- Two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon (Felony)
- Two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon (Felony)
- Two counts of criminal possession of a firearm (Felony)
- Second-degree menacing (Misdemeanor)
- Obstruction of governmental administration (Misdemeanor)