Plea resolves two-year old Seneca burglary

Two years ago a man walked into a Seneca home and claimed he thought he was walking into the home of his aunt.  It was someone else’s home.  Damien Terrell Skelton was arrested and charged with petty larceny and burglary third degree.  Yesterday Skelton, accompanied by attorney, entered an Alford plea in the General Sessions Court.  It’s the kind of plea for which a defendant does not admit guilt, but concedes the prosecutor likely has enough evidence to convince the court to find him guilty.  Judge Cordell Maddox ordered Skelton to serve 18 months and to have no contact with the homeowner.  Skelton’s lawyer had appealed for a probation sentence for his client.