Two arraigned in County Court; One bail raised, another lowered

NORWICH The Chenango County Court convened for an afternoon session on Monday, Aug. 8, where the cases of Donald L. Towndrow and Joshua T. Whaley were heard. First Assistant District Attorney Micheal D. Ferrarese represented the people of Chenango County in both cases, while John Cameron was assigned to represent both defendants.



Donald L. Towndrow, 26, of Norwich, appeared in court on a bail review. He faces charges of burglary in the second degree, a class C felony; and petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Towndrow was one of three individuals arrested earlier in the month of August regarding an investigation into a burglary of a home in the City of Norwich. According to authorities, It is believed that the individuals broke into the home through an unlocked window, and proceeded to steal construction tools.

Ferrarese was the first to speak on the issue of bail. He said, I have no objection to lowering bail. I still want a significant amount of bail to ensure that the defendant appears in court. (The defendant) potentially faces significant time in State Prison.


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