NORWICH – An Oxford man implicated by police in over a dozen home burglaries and several other thefts across Chenango and Cortland counties pleaded guilty to taking part in some of those home invasions in a deal with prosecutors.
Michael K. Purdy, 20, of South Washington St., Oxford, was arrested Dec. 4 following investigations by New York State Police, Norwich, Oxford, Sherburne and Cortland Police Departments.
Purdy pleaded guilty to one count of second degree burglary, a C class felony, in both Chenango and Cortland County courts, admitting that in each separate incident he entered a private residence to steal property.
“This defendant was involved in a number of thefts and home invasions in the Oxford, Norwich and Sherburne areas, plus some other related crimes in Cortland County. This is yet another sad story of a local young man addicted to drugs,” said District Attorney Joseph McBride.