NORWICH – A Chenango County jury, having spent approximately six hours in deliberation Friday, came back with a guilty verdict for resisting arrest in the case of the People of the State of New York versus Mary Jane Brown, although a consensus could not be reached on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated, resulting in Judge Frank Revoir Jr. declaring a mistrial.
Brown, 47, of Plymouth, was indicted by a Chenango County grand jury in June, charged with driving while intoxicated, a class E felony, and resisting arrest, a class A misdemeanor. According to the Chenango County District Attorney’s Office, the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office – responding to an unrelated domestic dispute on Demming Road, Plymouth – encountered an intoxicated and belligerent Brown, who arrived on a four-wheel all-terrain vehicle during the course of the investigation. It was alleged that Brown, who is related to one of the individuals involved in the dispute and lives nearby, traveled along Demming Road on her way to the scene, hence the driving while intoxicated charge. According to the defense, Brown did no such thing, instead traveling along a path that connects the two properties, which would not be considered a violation of New York State penal law.