NORWICH Three people appeared in Chenango County Court yesterday for a plea, arraignment and violation of probation.
Jamar M. Hickman, 27, without permanent residence, appeared in court for his plea/sentencing and changed his plea from not guilty to guilty. Before pleading, his attorney Linden Summers requested that Hickman be given time to view the police video related to the case, which he had not been able to view prior to his appearance due to technical issues. A conference was also held before the plea was presented at court.
With the change in plea, District Attorney Joseph McBride dropped the first and second counts of the indictment against Hickman. As a result, he is now facing a charge of resisting arrest, a class A misdemeanor. Upon sentencing of this charge, Hickman could face one year in Chenango County Correctional Facility, have to submit a DNA sample and pay a mandatory fee and surcharge of $200 (due one year after his release). Hickman has been incarcerated since November 2013 time which will be counted towards his required incarceration when sentenced. He was remanded to CCCF after court was adjourned following a pre-sentence report request.