Three plead guilty in county court

NORWICH – Three pleaded guilty in Chenango County Court on Monday while one person plead not guilty, and another reappeared in court to receive a lesser charge.

• Carrie Canfield, 28, Afton, pleaded guilty to attempted robbery in the second degree, a class D felony, which will result in five years probation and restitution payments in the amount of $1,874. Canfield initially plead not guilty to two counts of second degree robbery, class C felonies, at an indictment hearing in July.

Chenango County District Attorney Joseph McBride alleged that Canfield served as the driver in a robbery of an individual who had been seriously injured during the commission of a crime in the Town of Afton. Canfield acknowledged that she had been the driver for two other people during the occurrence, knowing they intented to steal and harm the victim and thus, making her an accessory to the crime.

As part of the guilty plea, McBride also requested that Canfield testify against the two other alleged assailants if she is called to the stand in any future court proceedings. It was also agreed that Canfield continue receiving drug treatment from the Chenango County Drug and Alcohol center and enroll in the county’s Drug Court Program for her heroin addiction. Defense Attorney Scott Clippinger said he believes Canfield is, so far, “taking the right steps” to getting her life back on track.

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