An Akron man who was held at gunpoint after breaking inside the manís home last year was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison.
Monte Harris, 24, pleaded guilty earlier this month to burglary charges in connection with the Dec. 22 break-in of a Merton Avenue residence. He was sentenced in Summit County Common Pleas Court by Judge Tom Parker.
Prosecutors say Harris went inside the home through a window about 3 a.m. and was in the kitchen when the residents awoke. A man inside got his gun, ordered Harris to surrender and then fired a shot when the intruder lunged at him.
Harris then ran to the basement in an effort to escape through a window, but was caught by the homeowner and held at gunpoint until police arrived.
According to Summit County court records, Harris has a lengthy police record, with charges of assault, theft, receiving stolen property and resisting arrest stemming from incidents since 2008.