Man pleads guilty to larceny charges

Michael Jorge Meszaros

FRONT ROYAL — A Bentonville man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to larceny and breaking and entering charges as part of a plea agreement.

The charges against Michael Jorge Meszaros, 22, stem from two incidents in February where he broke into two residences. He stole a Sony Playstation from one residence and jewelry and computer from the other. Meszaros sold most of the items to Front Royal pawn shops, but some items were found scattered along the road, Commonwealth’s Attorney Brian Madden said.

Meszaros pleaded guilty to two counts of grand larceny, two counts of breaking and entering and one count of obtaining money under false pretenses from selling the items to the pawn shops as his own. As part of the plea agreement, one breaking and entering and one petit larceny charge against Meszaros were dismissed.

Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp sentenced Meszaros to a total of eight years imprisonment and 12 months in jail with all but six months suspended; Meszaros has been incarcerated since February and has served most if not all of his active jail sentence. He must also complete two years of supervised probation and pay over $1,800 in restitution to the victims in this case.