Jailhouse theft arrest may ruin plea deal for one inmate

NORWICH – Chenango County Jail officials arrested two inmates last week for theft and conspiracy in the jailhouse.

Both were already facing charges of theft and robbery. One of them may now face being sentenced on felony charges after violating the terms of his plea agreement.

Officers arrested 29-year-old Sandy L. Beeching of 29 Court St., Norwich, and 30-year-old Gregory F. Huzinec, of 169 Fred Stewart Rd., Norwich.

Both men are charged with petit larceny and sixth degree conspiracy, misdemeanors, after they allegedly stole about $20 in property from another inmate.

Beeching pleaded guilty to third degree assault, a misdemeanor, Aug. 18 in Norwich City Court over an alleged mugging.

According to police at the time, the victim was punched and knocked to the pavement while Beeching went through the man’s pockets and stole an undisclosed amount of money. The man was taken to Chenango Memorial Hospital with minor injuries following the incident and later released.

Beeching is scheduled to return to court Sept. 22 to be sentenced on the assault charges, and is currently at the facility on $25,000 cash bail.

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