MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A man who stole $1.26 million worth of historic gold nuggets and other artifacts from a Northern California courthouse will spend five years in prison.
The Mail Tribune newspaper of Medford, Ore., reports that 51-year-old Scott Bailey of San Pablo, Calif., pleaded guilty to burglary on Thursday.
Authorities say Bailey and another man broke into the Siskiyou County Courthouse in January 2012 and stole the items from a display case. The courthouse is located in Yreka, just south of the Oregon state line.
The man allegedly with Bailey -- 49-year-old David Dean Johnson -- has a November trial date.
District Attorney J. Kirk Andrus says Bailey has not disclosed what he did with the pilfered gold.