Two accused in Sherburne home invasion adopt different strategies in court

NORWICH – Two men accused of robbery, rape and assault are taking separate roads through the justice system, one heading to trial the other leaning towards a plea bargain.

Stephen R. Ohl, 24, of Cunningham Lawrence Road in Sherburne, and Jonathan “Joe” Elwood, 29, of Ashcraft Road in Norwich, are charged with predatory sexual assault (Class A-II felony), first degree burglary (Class B felony), first degree rape (Class B felony), first degree robbery (Class B felony), first degree criminal sexual act (Class B felony), first degree criminal use of a firearm (Class B felony) and petit larceny.

Elwood was indicted on his charges by the grand jury and pleaded not guilty when he last appeared in court April 16.

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