NORWICH – Two men were sent back to the Chenango County Correctional Facility following their arraignments in Chenango County Court Monday, May 23.
Karlton A. Tompkins, 38, of Mount Upton, appeared on charges of violation of probation. Due to his lengthy criminal history, which spans back many years, First Assistant District Attorney Michael Ferrarese, who represented the people of Chenango County, described Tompkins as a “flight risk”.
Tompkins was arrested on Dec. 10, 2015, after New York State Troopers responded to a call concerning a man sleeping at the wheel of a vehicle, with the engine still running, in a parking lot of a business on State Route 8 in the Town of Guilford. An investigation ensued, and it was determined that Tompkins was under the influence of drugs. When officers attempted to arrest Tompkins, he allegedly physically resisted and fought them, until he was subsequently handcuffed and subdued. He was charged with the misdemeanors of operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs; criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree; and obstruction of governmental administration in the second degree.