Grand jury indicts man for attempted murder

NORWICH – A 19-year-old Chenango Forks man has been indicted for second degree attempted murder. He’s accused of trying to strangle a 15-year-old girl while holding her and others at gunpoint.

Devin D. White was arrested Dec. 30 by the Norwich Police Department following a 5:20 p.m. 911 call.

First Assistant District Attorney Stephen M. Dunshee said White went to a residence on Pleasant Street in the city where he held four people against their will using a loaded assault rifle.

Dunshee said White targeted the 15-year-old because of a prior relationship, holding her against her will for over an hour, assaulting and nearly killing her.

On Wednesday, a Chenango County grand jury indiceted White for second degree attempted murder and second degree kidnapping, both class B felonies; second degree criminal possession of a weapon and first degree assault, class C felonies; second degree strangulation, first degree reckless endangerment, two counts of third degree criminal possession of a weapon, all class D felonies; unlawful imprisonment, a class E felony; and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and second degree menacing, both misdemeanors.

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