Reynolds pleads guilty

NORWICH – Repeat offender Robert R. Reynolds appeared in Chenango County Court on Nov. 18. Reynolds, 52, Sherburne, pleaded guilty to the reduced charge of attempted criminal possession of marijuana, a class D felony. Reynolds was charged with the class C felony of criminal possession of marijuana in the first degree back in April.



Reynolds was arrested on April 11, 2013, following a month-long investigation by the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Sherburne Police Department, into the alleged sale of marijauna from Reynold’s residence at 476 Pleasant Valley Rd. in Sherburne.

During a “no-knock” search warrant, Reynolds was found to be in possession of 100 pounds of high-grade, processed marijuana, an estimated $17,000 in drug paraphernalia, and $36,402 in cash. The estimated street value of the drugs Reynolds possessed was $100,000.

Reynolds is most well-known for killing a man during an attempted robbery at his home in 2007. The attempted robbery was found to be drug-related. The victim, Joshua D. Richheimer, engaged Reynolds in a gun fight and was shot dead. Despite burying the victim, Reynolds was found to be acting in self-defense. Before Richheimer’s body was discovered, there was an investigation into his disappearance.


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