NORWICH – A man charged with multiple felonies in connection with a fatal drug shooting appeared in court Tuesday in an attempt to lower his bail.
James F. Bush, Burdick-Medbury Road, Town of Norwich, has pleaded not guilty to the 12 felonies brought against him by the Chenango County Grand Jury.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Bush for aiding another man in the attempted robbery of a local drug dealer, which ultimately led to a gun battle and the death of his alleged co-conspirator, Joshua D. Richheimer of Pittsfield, on July 24.
Tuesday, Bush was again remanded on $100,000 bail to the Chenango County Correctional Facility after Judge W. Howard Sullivan heard arguments from both District Attorney Joseph McBride and assigned defense attorney Joseph J. Ermeti.
“As was just heard, Mr. Bush does have an extensive record with the courts but not in any place, in that record, does he not appear when asked by the court,” said Ermeti.