NORWICH – Four cases, two involving grand larceny and two involving assault were heard throughout the day this past Monday Nov. 2nd, in Chenango County Court.
Judge Frank B. Revoir Jr. was the Chenango County Court Judge presiding over each of the cases.
District Attorney Joseph A. McBride was present on behalf of the people.
• Charles Brasington appeared with his attorney Scott Clippinger to answer to 11 different counts on his indictment.
This matter was previously conference and the District Attorney's Office offered Brasington a plea deal in which he would need to plea guilty to two counts of grand larceny in the second degree, a class C felony.
Clippinger informed the court that Brasington did not wish to accept the plea and instead proceed to trial.
“If he doesn’t wish to go forward I ask that it get set down for a hearing and we move to trial,” said McBride.
Revoir then explained how because there are a multitude of different charges and counts to this indictment, that if it were to go to jury trial and Brasington were to be found guilty, the time he would be incarcerated could go up significantly.
“Do you still wish to proceed to trial?” asked Revoir.
“Oh yeah,” said Brasington.
Revoir then read the full list of charges of the indictment, “three counts of grand larceny in the second degree, each a class C felony; five counts of grand larceny in the third degree, each a class D felony; one count of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, a class D felony; one count of bail jumping in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor; and one count of petit larceny, a misdemeanor.”