A Rochester man pled not guilty during his arraignment in Genesee County Court today.
Victor J. Grimes, 25, of Rochester, was indicted by the Grand Jury for burglary in the second degree, a Class C violent felony.
Grimes allegedly entered a dwelling on Cockram Road in the Town of Byron with the intent to commit a crime on May 28, 2013.
His attorney Lisa Kroemer requested that he be released under supervision instead of being held on bail.
District Attorney Lawrence Friedman objected to Kroemer's request.
"Grimes' criminal record is long for his young age," Friedman said. "He has criminal contempt charges, false impersonation charges and he has a prior felony conviction. He also failed to appear in court five times."
Kroemer stated the felony conviction was incorrect and Grimes had no recollection of serving a year in jail for the conviction.
Judge Robert C. Noonan called for a recess to confirm the felony conviction with Monroe County Court.
Court officials did confirm Grimes was convicted of first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a Class E felony, in August 2012. However, the Monroe County Court documents were incorrect and he was sentenced to four weekends in jail instead of one year.
Due to the prior felony conviction, Judge Noonan stated he would have to modify the bail status.
Kroemer asked Judge Noonan to set a reasonable bail because Grimes works full time in Rochester and supports his children.
Friedman stated Grimes faces an indeterminate sentence of up to 15 years in state prison and requested bail be set according to the seriousness of the crime.
Judge Noonan ordered Grimes to be held on $7,500 bail. Oral arguments are set for Oct. 1.