Grand Jury indicts 12

NORWICH – Twelve individuals were indicted by the Chenango County Grand Jury when it convened last week.

During the proceeding, the Chenango County District Attorney’s Office presents evidence against those it wishes to prosecute. In each instance, it is up to the Grand Jury to decide if there is reasonable cause to charge that person with a felony level offense.



Those indicted by the Grand Jury are arraigned before the County or Supreme Court Judge at a later date.

On Aug. 10, a total of 22 felonies and a handful of lesser charges were filed against the 12 defendants, all of which were either theft or alcohol related.

• Carolan L. Henninge, 23, Norwich, was indicted for aggravated driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated, both class E felonies. Henninge was arrested on May 31 following a traffic stop on County Road 3 in the Town of Smithville. According to the indictment, she had a blood alcohol content of .19 of 1 percent at the time of her arrest. Henninge has a previous DWI conviction out of Norwich City Court.

• Richard G Riesel, 42, Preston, and Scott M. Brazee, 36, Oxford were each indicted for third degree burglary, a class D felony, and petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. The charges stem from an incident which took place in May where Riesel and Brazee allegedly entered a garage in the Town of Preston illegally and stole a Husky push lawn mower, an air compressor, a stove range and assorted tools.


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