NORWICH – The Chenango County grand jury met last week and handed up a number of criminal indictments. At the proceeding, the Chenango County District Attorney’s Office presents evidence against those they wish to prosecute. It is up to the jury to decide if there is enough reasonable cause to charge a person with a felony offense.
Those indicted by the grand jury are arraigned before the county or Supreme Court judge at a later date.
The grand jury indicted ten individuals:
• Cody J. Humphrey, 26, Homer, was indicted on one count of first degree criminal contempt, a class E felony.
It’s alleged that – on or about Nov. 20, 2012, in the Town of Otselic, and in violation of an order of protection of which the defendant was aware – Humphrey placed another individual (named in the order of protection) in reasonable fear of physical injury. Specifically, at approximately noon of the aforementioned date, Humphrey is accused of violating a temporary order of protection – issued out of Cortland County Court on August 16, 2012 – by posting a Facebook message in which he threatened to physically harm the protected party.
• Kevin M. Fernandez, 23, LaFayette, was indicted on one count of third degree burglary – a class D felony – and one count of petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor.
It’s alleged that – on or about March 2013, in the Town of Pitcher at approximately 11 a.m., and while acting in concert with another individual – Fernandez did knowingly enter and unlawfully remain in a Baumann Road garage with the intention of committing a crime. He allegedly did so by stealing a welder, a set of oxygen and acetylene tanks, and torches.