FARMINGTON — A New Sharon teenager pleaded not guilty Friday to stealing more than $50,000 in cash and jewelry from a Wilton home in April.

Brian J. Durrell, 18, pleaded not guilty to one felony count each of burglary and theft.

The homeowners reported the items stolen on April 30 after returning from vacation.

Durrell was arrested in May and indicted in July. He will remain free on $10,000 cash bail, Justice Donald Marden said Friday in Franklin County Superior Court.

A 17-year-old Farmington boy faces the same charges in the Juvenile Court system.

During an investigation, police checked a local jewelry store and discovered some of the items were brought there and sold by the teens, police Chief Heidi Wilcox said in May. The rest of the jewelry was pawned and sold in Bangor. The teens received about $1,000 for what they sold, she had said.

At the time of Durrell’s arrest, police had recovered about $10,000 worth of jewelry, she said.

A conviction on each charge carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.

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