Oxford man implicated in a series of burglaries pleads guilty

NORWICH – An Oxford man implicated by police in over a dozen home burglaries and several other thefts across Chenango and Cortland counties pleaded guilty to taking part in some of those home invasions in a deal with prosecutors.

Michael K. Purdy, 20, of South Washington St., Oxford, was arrested Dec. 4 following investigations by New York State Police, Norwich, Oxford, Sherburne and Cortland Police Departments.

Purdy pleaded guilty to one count of second degree burglary, a C class felony, in both Chenango and Cortland County courts, admitting that in each separate incident he entered a private residence to steal property.

“This defendant was involved in a number of thefts and home invasions in the Oxford, Norwich and Sherburne areas, plus some other related crimes in Cortland County. This is yet another sad story of a local young man addicted to drugs,” said District Attorney Joseph McBride.

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