Milwaukee man gets 1 year for trespassing in Milton Twp.

YOUNGSTOWN — Praxedes Reyes-Burgos, 42, of Milwaukee was sentenced to 12 months in prison Thursday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court for a 2018 Milton Township incident.

He had trespassed into a home after crashing his vehicle into a pond.

Assistant Prosecutor Aaron Meikle said Reyes-Burgos was impaired by drugs or alcohol at the time and did not damage anything in the house or steal anything.

But he did “stagger” into the house and spent some time in the basement. Reyes-Burgos’ attorney, John Juhasz, told Judge Maureen Sweeney his client was “in the midst of a drug event” at the time.

Reyes-Burgos pleaded guilty to trespassing into a habitation and assault after being indicted on burglary and assault. If convicted of burglary, he could have gotten about eight years in prison. The assault related to biting one of the ambulance personnel who took him to the hospital.

Reyes was in the Mahoning County jail for the hearing but participated through a video conference hookup. He was brought back to Mahoning County for the hearing but is an inmate of a federal prison in Indiana.

He was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison in June 2019 for offenses in the Milwaukee area. His one-year sentence for his local crimes will be served at the same time as his federal prison sentence.


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