KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) – A 16-year-old boy charged with attacking a bicyclist has pleaded guilty to larceny in a deal with Michigan prosecutors.

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that the teen pleaded guilty as an adult Thursday, but a Kalamazoo County judge will have the option of sentencing him as a juvenile. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison at his sentencing June 9.

The newspaper says the boy admitted taking the bike and riding away from where 49-year-old Timothy Stafford was beaten on Feb. 10. Two other counts of rioting and assault against the teen will be dismissed.

Two 18-year-olds, another 16-year-old and a 15-year-old have been charged with assaulting Stafford during a bike ride in Kalamazoo.


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