Co-defendant in 2013 robbery pleads to attempted robbery, will serve five years

NORWICH — Corey L. Clark, Guilford, appeared in Chenango County Court on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 to change his plea from not-guilty to guilty.

It was alleged that Clark, in concert with others, entered a residence knowingly and unlawfully on Bradley Hill Rd in Oxford on Dec. 30, 2013.

Initially, Clark was about enter a guilty plea to the charge of robbery in the first degree, a class B felony, as a part of an agreed upon disposition between his defense counsel and Chenango County District Attorney Joseph McBride.

When asked by Chenango County Court Judge Frank B. Revoir Jr. how Clark would answer to the robbery charge, Clark said, “Um, I’ll plead guilty. I went there to find ‘Murder’ (the alias of a Utica resident). I was looking for an individual.”

A co-defendant in the case, former Chenango County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Officer Mark Alemar has already entered a guilty plea and been sentenced to robbery in the first degree and is to serve five years in the New York State Department of Corrections.

Justin M. Townsend, another co-defendant, pled guilty to attempted robbery in the second degree on Aug. 5, 2014, and was sentenced to five years in state prison with five years post-release supervision.

“You knew they (Alemar and other co-defendants) were going there to rob the victim, right?” asked McBride to Clark. “And you went there with a weapon?”

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