NORWICH – A burglar who claimed he suffered from post traumatic stress disorder after being shot during a break-in last year pleaded guilty in county court on Friday.
Kevin Roof, 45, of Binghamton, admitted to the court to breaking into a home in the Town of Coventry on January 27, 2017, and three days later broke into another home in Afton, where Assistant District Attorney Michael D. Ferrarese explained he was shot by the homeowner and arrested.
Roof said, a co-conspirator in the case, James E. Flecher, who already pleaded guilty to burglary, knew there was money in the house.
When making his plea in court, Roof at first said he was just the driver but after prosecutors objected Roof admitted to a more active role in the crimes.
"I was just the driver of the car," said Roof at first, "James Flecher went in, took the money from the safe, and then we drove away."