Norwich PD: Homeless Man Fights With Relative And Robs Home
Published: July 1st, 2022
By: Tyler Murphy

NORWICH – On Saturday the Norwich police responded to reported home robbery involving family members.

According to Norwich Police Chief Rodney Marsh, 20-year-old Hunter J. Bishop, reported as homeless, entered a family member's home without permission, forced his way through a bedroom door and knocked down the victim during a physical struggle as they tried to stop him.

It is alleged that Bishop damaged the bedroom door and a kitchen chair before taking the victim’s purse and fleeing from the residence. The victim pursued the suspect out of the house in an attempt to recover the purse. The victim was uninjured.

“On Saturday evening the PD received a report of a domestic dispute at a residence on Hale Street. Upon the officer’s arrival, it was discovered the suspect had already fled the scene,” said Marsh. “On Sunday morning the victim called the PD and reported the suspect was back at the residence and was asleep on the porch.”

Bishop was then taken into custody without incident by police.

He was charged with two felonies, second degree burglary and third degree robbery; along with misdemeanor fourth degree criminal mischief, second degree harassment, and trespassing.

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Bishop was arraigned in Norwich City Court and remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $5,000 bail. He will appear back in court at a later date.