WARREN — Two burglary cases were heard Wednesday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court with the result being guilty pleas from both defendants.
David Carter, 27, of Overcrest Drive, Alliance, pleaded guilty to a second-degree burglary charge after Judge W. Wyatt McKay ruled him competent to stand trial. Carter’s attorney filed a not-guilty-by-insanity plea, and the court and the attorneys in the case received the results of the psychiatric evaluation of Carter — which prompted McKay’s ruling.
The case involved a Nov. 13, 2021, burglary of a Bentley Street home in Hubbard, where someone broke into the mud room and took various items and a credit card. Prosecutors said Carter later was arrested at a Circle K in Hubbard with city police officers finding various items that were stolen during the Bentley Street break-in.
Carter now faces a background investigation conducted by county probation officers before he is sentenced. He faces a possible indefinite prison sentence from two to 12 years and up to three years of supervised release after his term.
He remains in Trumbull County jail where he has been since his arrest pending the posting of a $15,000 bond.
In another case involving a break-in at a Liberty motel, Michael Vasvari, 38, of South Bon Air Avenue, Youngstown, pleaded guilty Wednesday to an amended indictment on attempted burglary and a criminal damaging misdemeanor. Vasvari, who faces a possible prison term of up to 18 months, will be sentenced by McKay after he undergoes a background investigation conducted by probation officers.
Township police reports show when Vasvari was arrested July 28, 2021, he was found breaking into Room 152 of Motel 30 at 1600 Motor Inn Drive off Belmont Avenue. According to a report, the manager of the motel called Trumbull County 911 at 10:45 p.m. to say that a man kicked in the door and damaged the interior of the room. The man, identified by prosecutors as Vasvari, had to be subdued with a stun weapon.
Vasvari remained free on the $5,000 bond he had posted on Aug. 19, 2021, court records show.