Robbery, arson and sexual abuse among July indictments

NORWICH - A Chenango County grand jury met earlier last week to determine indictments for the month of July, 2016 and subsequently decided that there was enough evidence against six individuals to charge them with at least one felony level crime.

• Gregory F. Huzinec Jr., 36, of Norwich, was indicted on four felony counts. Huzinec was charged with one count of robbery in the first degree, a class B felony; one count of burglary in the first degree, a class B felony; one count of kidnapping in the second degree, a class B felony; and one count of assault in the second degree, a class D felony.



The first count alleges that the defendant, on or about July 7, 2016, at approximately 5:30 in the forenoon, at 15 Lackawanna Avenue, in the City of Norwich, did forcibly steal $60 in US currency, a cell phone, a driver's license, a medicare card and cigarettes from the victim while displaying what appeared to be a pistol and threatening to kill the victim.

The second count alleges that the defendant, at the aforesaid time and place, did knowingly enter and unlawfully remain in the residence of the victim with the intent to commit a crime therein and did commit the crime of robbery in the first degree while displaying what appeared to be a pistol, threatening to kill the victim. During the commission of the crime, the defendant did steal property, previously mentioned in the first count, belonging to the victim.

The third count alleges that at the aforesaid time and place, the defendant did abduct the victim against their will by duct taping their hands and feet together and did threaten to kill them with a knife and what appeared to be a pistol.

The fourth count alleges that the defendant, in the course of committing robbery in the first degree, did strike the victim in the right eye with the butt of what appeared to be a pistol, causing the victim's eye to become blackened and swollen.


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