NORWICH – Five individuals charged with a variety of misdemeanor and felony crimes appeared in county court on Monday and Thursday last week, three pleading guilty and another pair not guilty during their arraignment.
• Dustin W. Boyles, 27, Norwich, pleaded guilty to second degree assault – a class D felony – and was sentenced to two years in state prison with three years post release supervision.
In January, Boyles was indicted on charges of second degree assault, a class D felony, and third degree assault, a class A misdemeanor, following an incident that occurred on or about Sept. 2 in the Town of Norwich. It was alleged that Boyles, with intent to cause serious physical injury to another person, punched a Valley Ridge Center for Intensive Treatment employee in the head, face and back, causing Zygomatic and lumbar spine fractures, according to his indictment.
According to Chenango County District Attorney Joseph McBride, Boyles has a “long history of violence” and will face a “substantially longer sentence” if he does not abide by the law following his release.