Timitheus Merritt pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class C felony with a sentencing range of 3 and a half to 15 years in state prison.

CANANDAIGUA — A Geneva man, caught up in his cohort's attempted murder charges, pleaded guilty to weapons charges in court on Monday.

Timitheus Merritt pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class "C" felony with a sentencing range of three and a half to 15 years in state prison.

Merritt was arrested at the same time as Erin Rhynes, who was recently found guilty of attempted murder in the shooting of Michael Cosentino, who was shot in the head three times by Rhynes. Police say that Rhynes and Merritt were business partners and that Merritt stashed the gun for Rhynes after the shooting.

As part of the deal, Supreme Court Justice Craig Doran agreed to release Merritt on furlough for two weeks. Merritt is to wear an ankle bracelet for electronic monitoring.

As of Tuesday evening Ontario County sheriff's deputies stated that Merritt was still in custody.