SOUTHINGTON - A Waterbury man has pleaded guilty to stealing a car in Southington.
Ronald Scott, 19, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree larceny during a hearing in Bristol Superior Court. In exchange, one count of conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny was dropped.
The plea was part of a deal offered by state prosecutors. Scott was sentenced to a year in prison.
According to the arrest warrant, police received a report Jan. 9 of a vehicle stolen out of a driveway DeFashion Street. The car, an Infiniti G-37 worth about $20,000, was found abandoned three days later, having been crashed and rolled over.
The vehicle was found by state police along Route 8.
Southington police were able to get fingerprints from inside the vehicle.
The prints were later found to match a number of persons, one of them being Scott, according to the warrant.
Scott was arrested on Feb. 15 and had been held on a $3,000 cash bond since.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.