Saranac Laker pleads guilty to October burglary

SARANAC LAKE – One of the men who was responsible for the burglary of an apartment here last fall pleaded guilty last week.

Cody J. Woodard, 18, of Saranac Lake, pleaded guilty to the felony charge of burglary in the third degree in Franklin County Court Feb. 13.

He was originally charged with robbery in the first degree, burglary in the first degree, three counts of grand larceny in the fourth degree and conspiracy in the fourth degree, all of which are felonies.

Allegedly along with two other men, Woodard broke into a Broadway apartment on Sept. 24, 2012, and robbed the two men who lived there.

One of the three allegedly hit one of men who lived in the apartment in the head with a black pistol pellet gun.

They stole two debit cards, a laptop, a cell phone, two backpacks and two fixed-blade knives, according to the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office.

The two other men, Mouhamed Mbaye and Jeremiah Wilson, 20 and 18 respectively at the time of the incident, are North Country Community College students from New York City. They haven’t entered pleas in the case yet, according to the district attorney’s office.

All three men were originally charged with the same offenses.

Woodard’s sentencing is scheduled for early March.