GENESEE FALLS — A four-time convicted felon from Belfast, Allegany County, was arrested after a year-long investigation into a burglary at a house on Route 19A, Wyoming County sheriff’s deputies said.

Joshua L. Maxwell, 40, was charged Tuesday with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Deputies said Maxwell forced his way into a house on Oct. 22, 2019 and stole firearms and other property.

Deputies and state police located Maxwell on Sept. 22 and were able to recover two guns and “numerous items of stolen property.”

Also on that day, state police charged Maxwell and Marian K. Nersinger, 41, also of Belfast, with five counts of second-degree burglary for burglaries at houses in Belfast and Scio, Allegany County.

Both are being detained at Allegany County Jail.

Maxwell is a four-time convicted felon who has served three state prison terms. He was imprisoned in 2002 for stealing a car in Erie County, in 2008 for grand larceny in Erie and again in 2014 for possessing stolen property.

Maxwell also has a pending felony forgery charge in Wellsville.

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