Teens plead guilty to break-in, theft from Showtime Guns & Ammo in Saginaw area

They could end up with no criminal record if the judge allows a Holmes Youthful Trainee Act sentence
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Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 5:19 PM EDT
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SAGINAW, Mich. (WJRT) - Three Saginaw County teenagers pleaded guilty to crimes related to a gun store robbery, but they may avoid having felony criminal records.

The teens are accused of stealing 49 firearms from Showtime Guns & Ammo in Saginaw Township back in August of 2019. On Thursday, 18-year-old Remy Delgado, 18-year-old Preston O’Leary and 19-year-old Travontis Miller all pleaded guilty to 15 crimes apiece.

Saginaw County Circuit Court Judge Andre Borrello accepted their pleas and indicated he would sentence them under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act.

That allows a judge to place a defendant between the ages of 17 and 24 in jail or on probation without a conviction. If the defendant successfully completes the terms of the judge’s sentence, they avoid having a criminal record.

Prosecutors argued against allowing the teens a sentence under the youthful trainee act, saying the they have not helped law enforcement find the remaining guns that they admit they stole.

As of Thursday, only 11 of the 49 guns stolen have been recovered. One of the guns was involved in a shooting death.

Borello is scheduled to sentence the teens in July.

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