A Farmington man, previously hit with 30 days for contempt of court after a courtroom outburst, changed his tune and accepted a deal that will send him off to state prison for a minimum of three and a half years.

CANANDAIGUA — A Farmington man who was slapped with 30 days for mouthing off to a judge changed his tune and pleaded guilty to burglary charges.

On Thursday, Theodore “Ted” O’Connor, 38, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree burglary and had his other criminal charges dismissed in what will be an agreed-upon sentence of three and a half to seven years for each count, to be served concurrently.


O’Connor admitted in court that he stole from a property on State Route 21 in Canandaigua and a property on Seneca Point Road in South Bristol. According to Ontario County Assistant District Attorney Heather Hines, O'Connor was stealing contractor- and construction-type equipment.

O'Connor was sentenced as a second felony offender and waived his right to appeal.

O'Connor had directed several expletives toward Judge William Kocher last November, angry when his attorney would not let him testify during the grand jury indictment proceedings. 

Ontario County Court Judge Kitty Karle will officially sentence O’Connor on May1.