Rip Torn seeks to resolve Conn. bank break-in case

LITCHFIELD - (AP) - Actor Rip Torn's attorney says he hopes to reach a plea deal with Connecticut prosecutors after the 79-year-old allegedly broke into a bank.

Torn is due to appear Friday in Litchfield Superior Court, where he's charged with breaking into a Connecticut bank after hours on Jan. 29 while drunk and carrying a loaded gun.

He has pleaded not guilty.

His attorney, A. Thomas Waterfall, says he's exploring whether Torn qualifies for a form of probation available to first-time, nonviolent offenders.

Waterfall says avoiding prison time for the "Men in Black" actor is the top priority, and that Torn is doing well with alcohol treatment and has given up his guns.

Waterfall has said Torn remembers nothing of the incident.

Police say Torn thought he was in his own home.

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