Jurors on Tuesday convicted a 32-year-old Buffalo man of second-degree burglary for breaking into a Lancaster home in November 2011, the highest charge he faced during the two-week trial.
Nicholas E. Carducci of Pomona Street faces up to 15 years in prison when sentenced March 5 by acting Erie County Judge E. Jeannette Ogden, according to the Erie County District Attorney’s Office.
The homeowner discovered the man in her home while she was carrying her 4-year-old son. She ran to a neighbor’s home for help.
Lancaster police responding to the 911 call caught Carducci as he fled the scene in his vehicle, District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III said.
Carducci previously was convicted of a residential robbery in 2004, Sedita said. As a second violent felony offender, Carducci faces a minimum prison sentence of seven years.
Sedita credited Detective Thomas Bulera and Lt. Patrick Young of the Lancaster Police Department and Assistant District Attorney Justin Wallens for their work on the case.