Convicted dune buggy thief sent to jail

NORWICH – A Walton man accused of stealing a dune buggy and concealing it pleaded guilty and was sentenced to jail and probation in Chenango County Court by Judge Frank B. Revoir, Jr.

James F. Laughman, 32, Walton, pleaded guilty to the class D felony of grand larceny in the fourth degree on Feb. 2.

It is alleged on or about May 17 and 18 on Nurse Hallow Road in the Town of Afton, Laughman –while acting in concert with another– did steal a 2002 dune buggy with a Volkswagen engine and an approximate value of $5,000.

While entering his plea, Laughman said he “had no clue it was stolen at the time.”

“I am not going to accept your plea if you are saying you are innocent,” said Revoir.

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