WATERVLEIT, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A man from the city has been sentenced to 12 years to life in Rensselaer County Court on charges of burglary.
Police say 42-year-old Shannon Bruce was burglarizing a house in the city of Troy when a 10-year-old boy was home alone and helped police catch him.
He has been convicted of breaking into the house by using a hammer. The boy says he called 911 when he saw Bruce in the kitchen.
Police say they found the suspect hiding in a nearby home when they noticed another broken window.
Shannon Bruce is a persistent violent felony offender.