Five sentenced in county court Monday

NORWICH – Five people charged with various felonies accepted plea deals in county court on Monday and were subsequently sentenced for their respective crimes.

• Bradley Romano, 27, of Sidney, was sentenced to four years in state prison after pleading guilty to one charge of menacing a police officer, a class D felony.

In January of 2011, Romano was indicted on that charge, in addition to third degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony, two counts of fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon and one count of resisting arrest.

On Dec. 13, 2010 New York State Police responded to 1472 County Route 35, Guilford, in an attempt to locate Romano, who was wanted on a bench warrant for second degree assault, a class D felony. Once located – and prior to his arrest – Romano admitted to pointing a 16-gauge shotgun at troopers.

Chenango County District Attorney Joseph McBride told the court Romano was lucky the troopers involved in the incident restrained themselves and said the defendant “needs to understand that day could have been one of the worst in the history of Chenango County.”

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