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Man held at gunpoint guilty of misdemeanor
Jury doesn't convict on felony charge
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A man who was caught allegedly trying to break into a house and was held at gunpoint by a neighbor has escaped with a misdemeanor conviction.The alleged burglar, Eric Michael Ridge, 38, was convicted following a jury trial on the lesser charge of attempted aggravated criminal trespass. He could face up to an 11-month, 29-day sentence when he is sentenced. That charge comes in addition to a conviction on the charge of possession of a weapon for brass knuckles found on Ridge at the time of his arrest.His arrest came after he was caught trying to break into a residence.