ITHACA, N.Y.—An Ithaca man has been convicted on several charges related to a home invasion in Lansing that took place in October 2021. 

Thirty-nine-year-old Clifton Bibbins was convicted Tuesday of second-degree assault, two counts of first-degree burglary, attempted robbery and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, after a jury trial in Tompkins County Court. He will be sentenced on March 17. 

District Attorney Matthew Van Houten’s announcement of the conviction notes that Bibbins faces a maximum sentence of 25 years on the first-degree burglary charge alone. 

According to reports at the time, Bibbins forced entry into an apartment in the Milton Meadows apartment complex in Lansing with an accomplice. While there, Bibbins pistol-whipped a man in the head and shot him in the foot before fleeing the scene. Bibbins was taken into custody a week after the incident. 

Van Houten’s announcement stated that Assistant District Attorney Emily Perks Quinlan and Deputy District Attorney Andrew Bonavia prosecuted the case.

Matt Butler

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