Augusta teen pleads guilty in Smoke Screen case

An Augusta teen charged with multiple counts of burglary and robbery pleaded guilty Monday, bypassing a jury trial set to begin in Richmond County Superior Court.

Marvin N. Major, 18, was sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by 10 years of probation in a plea deal accepted by Judge James G. Blan­chard Jr.

Major was one of the suspects targeted as a result of 2011’s Operation Smoke Screen.

Major, according to the indictment, tried to sell stolen items including a laptop, a video game system and a .38-caliber handgun. Major was also accused of committing several burglaries in September and October 2011 and robbing a couple on Oct. 4, 2011.

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