Two appear in County Court

NORWICH — Two individuals appeared in Chenango County Court Wednesday for their arraignments with regard to violation of probation petitions. Both men were remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on bail set by Acting County Court Judge James E. Downey.

• Luman C. Craver, a man currently on probation appeared before the judge with his defense counsel Scott Clippinger.

According to Chenango County District Attorney Joseph McBride, probation officers documented that Craver used illegal substances — opiate pills — while serving probation. McBride said approximately a month after Craver’s probation sentence he was “busted for taking percocets.”

The reading of the violations was waived by the defense. The violation of probation petition alleges the defendant violated on three counts. A denial was entered by Clippinger on his client’s behalf.

McBride said he was prepared to proceed with the hearing Monday, yet Clippinger asked the court for additional time to prepare.

The hearing was adjourned by Judge Downey until Friday, Oct. 17.

Downey set bail at $5,000 cash or $15,000 bond.

Clippinger — after discussing with his client — asked the court to grant Craver a furlough. According to Clippinger, his client was supposed to help his mother with the foundation of her home.

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