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DA: Amityville man indicted in burglary of Garden City home

Nervon Gayles, 21, of Amityville, was arraigned Tuesday,

Nervon Gayles, 21, of Amityville, was arraigned Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, on one count of burglary, and one count of criminal possession of stolen property, Nassau County prosecutors said. Credit: NCDA

An Amityville man has been indicted on a felony burglary charge after breaking into a home while its owners slept to steal iPhones and a video game, Nassau County prosecutors said.

Nervon Gayles, 21, was arraigned Tuesday before acting Supreme Court Justice David Sullivan on one count of second-degree burglary, a Class C felony, and one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor.

Sullivan continued bail at $30,000 bond, $17,500 cash. Gayles faces a maximum of 3 1/2 to 15 years in prison if convicted of the top charge, according to a news release from the office of acting District Attorney Madeline Singas.

He is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 17.

Prosecutors said that on June 10 Gayles broke into a Garden City home through a rear door while the family was sleeping. He took an iPhone 5, an iPhone 6, a Sony PlayStation and a pocketbook from inside the house, officials said.

Garden City police and Nassau County police used the "Find My iPhone" app to track the defendant to a location in Hempstead. When Gayles left the Hempstead property, he was carrying a shopping bag with some of the stolen items, including the game system, and was arrested, officials said.

Gayles is represented by Legal Aid; its attorneys do not typically comment on cases.


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