NORWICH – Four cases, two involving grand larceny and two involving assault were heard throughout the day this past Monday Nov. 2nd, in Chenango County Court.
Judge Frank B. Revoir Jr. was the Chenango County Court Judge presiding over each of the cases.
District Attorney Joseph A. McBride was present on behalf of the people.
• Charles Brasington appeared with his attorney Scott Clippinger to answer to 11 different counts on his indictment.
This matter was previously conference and the District Attorney's Office offered Brasington a plea deal in which he would need to plea guilty to two counts of grand larceny in the second degree, a class C felony.
Clippinger informed the court that Brasington did not wish to accept the plea and instead proceed to trial.
“If he doesn’t wish to go forward I ask that it get set down for a hearing and we move to trial,” said McBride.
Revoir then explained how because there are a multitude of different charges and counts to this indictment, that if it were to go to jury trial and Brasington were to be found guilty, the time he would be incarcerated could go up significantly.
“Do you still wish to proceed to trial?” asked Revoir.
“Oh yeah,” said Brasington.
Revoir then read the full list of charges of the indictment, “three counts of grand larceny in the second degree, each a class C felony; five counts of grand larceny in the third degree, each a class D felony; one count of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, a class D felony; one count of bail jumping in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor; and one count of petit larceny, a misdemeanor.”
“I understand,” said Brasington.
It should be noted that in 2006 Brasington was also convicted of grand larceny.
Brasington was remanded back to the Chenango County Correctional Facility.
• Russell W. Davis appeared with Public Defender John Cameron to answer to his four count indictment.
Davis was charged with forgery in the second degree, a class D felony; two counts of grand larceny in the fourth degree, both class E felonies; and attempted to defraud, a felony.
Davis and his attorney entered not-guilty pleas on all the counts of his indictment.
McBride then filed his affidavit of service to the court.
“This man has four felony convictions, due to these crimes I ask that the court set bail ay $50,000 cash and $400,000 bond to assure his reappearance,” said McBride.
The local court had previously set bail at $1,000 cash...