New Jersey fugitive, others appear in county court

NORWICH – Several people appeared in county court for arraignments, pleas and sentencing on Monday, May 5.

• Douglas J. Scherr, 33, Budd Lake, NJ, was brought into court on a fugitive warrant. Extradition was waived. Scherr was charged with aggravated arson in the second degree in Morris County, New Jersey. Scherr was remanded to the CCCF as he awaits to be picked up by New Jersey officials. Pick up is scheduled to be in three weeks time.

“We got notification from New Jersey law enforcement,” said District Attorney Joe McBride. “We notified the local sheriff department who got a group of officers together.”

Employees of the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office went to where the suspect was thought to be and was found. He was then taken into custody and brought to court.

If NJ authorities fail to pick up Scherr within 30 days, he will be released.

• Jory D. Page, 27, Sherburne, was brought into court for his arraignment and pleaded not guilty to criminal contempt in the first degree, a class E felony; menacing in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor; and endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor. Bail was posted at $1,000 and a county court no contact order of protection was issued for the victim. A pre-plea investigation was not issued at that time and Page was released on bail.

Allegedly, Page, in Norwich on March 10, 2014, disobeyed an order of protection that came from Chenango County Family Court on Oct. 11, 2013. It is further alleged that he threatened to kill a female victim and displayed a dangerous instrument, a 13 inch long metal wrench.

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