GREENE – A Greene man is facing multiple felony charges after police allegedly caught him in the act of committing a burglary, and executed a search warrant on his residence ultimately finding drugs, two pistols with the serial numbers removed, and items that had been reported as stolen in other burglaries.
Matthew F. Jones, 32, of Greene was charged with third-degree burglary, a class D felony, second-degree burglary, a class C felony, two counts of criminal possession of a firearm, a class E felony, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony, criminal possession of stolen property, seventh-degree criminal possession of stolen property, and unlawful possession of marijuana.
According to Chenango County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Ernest Cutting, on February 18th, 2019 at approximately 4:42 a.m. the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint stating that an individual was breaking into 45 Genesee St. in the Village of Greene. It was reported that the defendant, Matthew F. Jones placed a ladder up to a window, broke the window, and entered the commercial building.
Cutting said deputies responded to the scene along with members of the Village of Greene Police Department and eventually located Jones traveling on foot in the area.