NORWICH – Jesse J. Dann, 21, of Norwich appeared in Chenango County Court on the matter of Dann possibly waiving his right to indictment.
Dann is currently being held and has been incarcerated in the Chenango County Correctional Facility since June 9, 2015.
Attorney John Cameron represented Jesse J. Dann on this matter. While District Attorney Joseph A. McBride spoke on behalf of the people.
Chenango County Court Judge Frank B. Revoir Jr. began court asking if a waiver of indictment was indeed the wish of Attorney Cameron and his client. Revoir then issued this paper form to Dann and it was inevitably signed at this time.
Dann was then asked how he would plead to the two counts the District Attorney’s Office was charging him with. The first count was criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony. The second count was criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor.
Cameron entered a not guilty plea on both counts of the charge. The criminal possession charges stem from an arrest made in which heroin was found.
At this time McBride filed his affidavit and asked Dann, “If you were to be released where would you live and what would you do?”
“I lost my apartment because I have been in jail, I would be going to live with my grandparents’ house in Sherburne,” Dann responded.
Revoir pushed the matter further when he asked, “You believe they would let you live there or you know they would? How old are your grandparents?”
“I believe they would let me live there but they are both like mid-60's,” said Dann.
Revoir decided in order to get some definite answers on the matter it would be best to contact the grandparents directly. Revoir called the grandparents’ residence and the grandmother of Dann answered.