A 22-year-old San Fernando man pleaded guilty Monday to two of four commercial burglary charges in the theft of about 80 handguns from a San Fernando sporting goods store.
Albert Medina entered the guilty pleas at his preliminary hearing in San Fernando Municipal Court in return for the prosecution's agreement to seek a reduced sentence and drop two of the burglary charges when he appears for sentencing on May 6, said Deputy District Atty. Andy Diamond.
Medina was charged with breaking into San Fernando Sporting Goods at 1100 San Fernando Road four times between Jan. 4 and March 24, when he was arrested by sheriff's special weapons team deputies after a one-hour standoff at the store.
Diamond said Monday's plea bargain will allow Medina to serve time on an unrelated felony joy-riding charge concurrently with the burglary sentence if he pleads guilty to joy riding before that case comes to trial on April 29.