Nathan Flick, 20, of Milesburg, was sentenced Friday before President Judge Thomas King Kistler, to a total of two to seven years in state prison.
Flick previously entered an open guilty plea to felony burglary and misdemeanor counts of retail theft, criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft, receiving stolen property, theft by deception and criminal conspiracy to commit theft by deception for his role in the burglary of 13 snakes from a residence, the theft of three snakes from Petco and the sale of a stolen firearm. He was ordered to pay more than $13,000 in restitution as well.
On May 14, 2013, Flick, along with two others, broke into a trailer on South Eagle Valley Road in Union Township by pushing in a window box fan. The three stole 13 ball python morph snakes, valued at about $30,000. Flick took the snakes to a reptile show in Hamburg, where he attempted to sell them.
In March, Flick and two other men stole three snakes from Petco. The snakes, valued at $940, were reocvered in Mill Hall. The next month, Flick conspired with another man to steal the man’s father’s rifle, the District Attorney’s Office said. The two were involved in a theft ring to get money for heroin.. Flick sold the gun and drove to Williamsport to buy the drug.