By Brittany Grove
Sun Staff Writer
NORWICH – A total of 13 indictments were handed down by the Chenango County Grand Jury on Dec. 11 in the Chenango County Court. According to District Attorney Joseph McBride, 2013 was a record year for the most indictments handed down in Chenango County with a total 153, including the last indictments for the year this December.
• Martin A. Provo, 51, Guilford, was indicted two counts of the class B felony of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, the class C felony of criminal possession of marijuana in the first degree and the class D felony of reckless endangerment in the fourth degree.
The indictment alleges that on or about Sept. 21, 2013, at a residence in the Town of Oxford at approximately 9 a.m., Provo knowingly and unlawfully possessed one Zip-lock bag with 21 pre-packaged baggies containing the narcotic drug heroin with intent to sell it. It also alleges that he possessed one-half ounce or more of heroin, possessing 20.85 grams, which is more than one-half ounce.
The indictment alleges Provo also possessed marijuana with the aggregate weight of 10 or more pounds, possessing 5,391 grams, which is more than 10 pounds.
Additionally it is alleged that at approximately 11:45 a.m., Provo did recklessly engage in conduct which created a risk of death to another person, firing a loaded gun in the direction of a male victim’s pick-up truck.
• Julian Boyd-Campbell, 24, Binghamton, was indicted for the class B felony of assault in the first degree and the class D felony of assault in the second degree.
The indictment alleges that on or about Nov. 10, 2013, on Birdsall Street in City of Norwich at 5:44 p.m., Boyd-Campbell intended to cause serious physical injury to another person by cutting a male victim with a dangerous instrument, inflicting a deep laceration to the lower left leg of the victim.
• William A. Knapp, 37, Bainbridge, was indicted for the class D felony of assault in the second degree and the class A misdemeanor of assault in the third degree.
The indictment alleges that on or about Sept. 1, 2013, on West Main Street in the Village of Bainbridge, Knapp, with the intention to cause serious physical injury to another person, grabbed a male victim by his shirt and threw him off a staircase, causing him to land face first on the concrete sidewalk.