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Albion man sentenced to 3 to 6 years in prison for burglary, larceny

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 November 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – An Albion man who was released from state prison a year ago is going back after being sentenced to 3 to 6 years in prison today in Orleans County Court.

Henry Marling, 27, of Holley Road allegedly broke into Empire Trading on Bank Street on April 17 and stole items and damaged property.

Marling was arraigned on charges of third-degree burglary, third-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree criminal mischief, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Marling apologized in court today for the crimes.

“This is not the life I want to live,” Marling told Judge James Punch.

Marling’s attorney Nathan Pace said his client had been drinking before the break-in.

“Every time he gets in trouble it’s been related to drugs and alcohol,” Pace told the judge.

Pace asked Punch for “any leniency you can show.”

Marling said he was aware he was committing the crimes back on April 17. He said going to prison wouldn’t make him a better person.

“I need help,” he told Judge Punch.

The judge said Marling has a history of violating other people’s rights and property.

“You’ve been offered help before and it didn’t work,” Punch said.

In addition to 3 to 6 years in state prison, Marling was ordered to pay $500 to Jeff Holler, owner of Empire Trading, and $2,353 to the Allegany Co-op Insurance Company, as well as a $325 court surcharge.