Chenango County District Attorney's Office

  • Agency: Chenango County District Attorney's Office
  • Address: 26 Conkey Avenue, Norwich, 13815 NY
  • Chief:
Phone: 607-337-1745
Fax: (607) 337-1746

Chenango County District Attorney's Office is located at 26 Conkey Avenue, Norwich, 13815 NY. The Chenango County District Attorney's Office phone number is 607-337-1745.

Chenango County District Attorney's Office News

Happy Mother’s Day.

DA McBride was successful in the case, People v. Jeremy Coates. The jury delivered a guilty verdict on all counts this afternoon. We want to thank the investigators for their hard work, the witnesses who testified, and the jury members that carefully deliberated and returned a guilty verdict.

DA McBride has been busy preparing for a Jury Trial in the matter of People v. Jeremy P. Coates. The top count against Mr. Coates is Murder in the First degree. Jury selection will continue Monday April 9 followed by opening statements and witness testimony. The trial is expected to last two weeks and as always, the Courtroom is open to the public. We invite you to come and watch your District Attorney in action.

County Court update for 12/8/17 calendar: People v. Austin S. Capolupo: The Court conducted a SORA risk assessment hearing. The Court will issue a written decision at a later date. People v. Heather M. Squires: pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree and placed on interim probation. People v. Travis A. Bell: pleaded to criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor and received a sentence of a conditional discharge. People v. Geraldo A. Rivera: pleaded guilty to attempted burglary in the second degree and was sentenced to 4 months incarceration with 5 years of probation to include drug treatment court. People v. Jesse C. Lehr: returned on a warrant for a violation of probation. Re-sentenced from 16 weekends incarceration to 6 months of straight time incarceration and to continue probation.

County Court update for 11/13/17 calendar: People v. Koty Head: Mr. Head was re-sentenced to one year incarceration to be served in the Chenango County jail for a violation of probation. People v. Jordan Ryder: Mr. Ryder was re-sentenced on two separate violations of probation to 1-3 years in the Department of Corrections to run concurrent. People v. Steven Pighinni: Mr. Pighinni was sentenced to one year incarceration to be served in the Department of Corrections with one year post-release supervision. Mr. Pighinni previously pleaded guilty to Unlawful Disposal of Methamphetamine Laboratory Material, a class E felony. People v. Karlton Tompkins: Mr. Tompkins pleaded guilty to Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, a class B felony, and was sentenced to three years incarceration to be served in the Department of Corrections with a shock order and three years post-release supervision. People v. Brenda Manwarren: Ms. Manwarren pleaded guilty to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree: intent to sell and was sentenced to a split sentence of six months incarceration in the Chenango County jail with five years of probation to include Drug Treatment Court. People v. Brittany Dunagan: Ms. Dunagan waived her right to an indictment and was arraigned on a Superior Court Information for three charges; Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the fifth degree, a class D felony, Criminal Nuisance in the first degree, a class E felony, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor.

The Chenango County District Attorney's Office will be trying to maintain and keep active on our Facebook page. We would like your input as to what you want to see posted in order to foster a transparent relationship with the Chenango County population. Please keep in mind, the District Attorney's Office is in charge of what charges are prosecuted and how each charge is proved. When it comes to violent crimes, the District Attorney has more of a say in the outcome of the case. Throughout each case, our office works with defense counsel and the court to structure a just resolution that serves the victims, the community, and the defendant. In most drug cases and lower level felony cases the ultimate disposition lies in the sound discretion of the County Court Judge. Last week, the office was busy securing several Grand Jury indictments. Mondays and Fridays County Court holds calendar call which is open to the public and when possible we would be happy to answer any and all questions of our residents as to why a case ended in a particular way. Another busy court is Norwich City Court which has a tremendous impact on our community and quality of life. The public is welcome to join open City Court on Tuesdays and Thursdays to see how and why decisions are made and how public officials are working on your behalf. *Any inappropriate comments will be deleted.

On June 27, 2016, John M. Guzy was sentenced in the Chenango County Court. Murder in the Second Degree: 25 years to Life incarceration in a NYS Dept. of Corretions Facility; Attempted Murder in the Second Degree: 15 years incarceration in a NYS Dept. of Corrections Facility and 5 years Post-Release Supervision to run consecutive with his sentence on the Murder 2nd conviction. Thus the defendant was sentenced to a total of 40 years to Life incarceration. There were several lower felonies and misdemeanors in which the defendant was convicted of. On these convictions he was given different sentences of incarceration to run concurrent with the Murder 2nd conviction.

Thank you for reading this page. Just to clear up some misconceptions about what is appropriate on this site. As a general rule, District Attorney's are not allowed to make statements about a case until after a person is convicted. Once the trial is over, the person's right to a fair trial is no longer at issue. Our office chooses to use Facebook to keep the community up to date on criminal cases after someone has been convicted to keep the public informed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.

John Guzy is eligible to receive up to 50 years to Life in a NYS Department of Corrections Facility.

On April 6, 2016, Hon. Frank Revoir rendered a guilty verdict of Murder in the Second Degree against John M. Guzy after a three day Bench Trial. John Guzy was also found guilty of the following charges: Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, 2 counts of Assault in the First Degree, 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Misdemeanor Operating a MV While Having .08 of One Percentum or More by Weight of Alcohol in His Blood, and 6 counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree. Sentencing will be scheduled at a later date.

Today our office heard that Peter Wlasiuk was convicted for murdering his wife Patty as the decision was upheld by the Appellate Division and was affirmed. The DA's office is proud to be involved in delivering justice for Patty. May she rest in peace.

At this time, John Guzy's case is scheduled for trial for the end of March beginning of April 2016.

On 12/09/2015, Ganesh Remy Ramsaran pled guilty to Bribery in the Second Degree. The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced on 02/03/2016 to 5-15 years incarceration in a New York State Department of Corrections Facility.

On September 18, 2015 Stephanie Manwarren pled guilty to Attempted Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and was sentenced to 1 1/2 years in State Prison (Willard) and 1 1/2 Post Release Supervision.

On September 18, 2015 Julian Fecteau pled guilty to Failure to Register or Verify as a Sex Offender and was sentenced to 12 weekends in jail and 5 years on Probation.

On 09/16/2015, the following individuals were indicted by a Chenango County Grand Jury. DAMION J. BURNS: Assault in the 2nd Degree; Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a MV in the 1st Degree, Felony Driving While Intoxicated, Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a MV in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree. JOSHUA A. NICHOLS: Burglary in the 2nd Degree, Burglary in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Contempt in the 1st Degree. ROBERT J. COLLINS: Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine in the 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of Precursors of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Disposal of Methamphetamine Laboratory Material and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree. DAVID C. OSTRANDER: Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree, Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a MV in the 3rd Degree and Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd Degree. JOHN E. BUSH: Burglary in the 2nd Degree and Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree.

On 08/12/2015, Christine Furgison pled guilty to Grand Larceny 4th Degree. On 09/14/2015 she was sentenced to 1 1/2-3 years incarceration in a NYS Department of Corrections Facility. On 09/14/2015, Luis Calixto pled guilty to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree and was sentenced to 4 years incarceration in a NYS Department of Corrections Facility. On 09/14/2015, Dorothy Owens pled guilty to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree and was sentenced to a split sentence of 6 months incarceration in the Chenango County Correctional Facility and 5 years probation supervision. On 09/14/2015, Heather Clark (AKA: Gumaer) pled guilty to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree and was sentenced to 2 years incarceration in a NYS Department of Corrections Facility. On 09/14/2015, Stephanie Neilson pled guilty to Grand Larceny 4th Degree and was sentenced to 1 1/2-3 years incarceration in a NYS Department of Corrections Facility. On 08/03/2015, Michael Mack pled guilty to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree and on 09/14/2015 he was sentenced to 4 years incarceration in a NYS Department of Corrections Facility.

On August 27, 2015, Wayne J. Spratley was indicted by a Chenango County Grand Jury on the following charges: -Attempted Murder 2nd: Hate Crime -Assault 1st: Hate Crime -Criminal Use of a Firearm 1st: Hate Crime -Attempted Murder 2nd -Assault 1st -Criminal Use of a Firearm 1st

On August 26, 2015 the following individuals were indicted by a Chenango County Grand Jury. JEFFREY W. WHITE, JR.: Rape in the Third Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. JOHN C. BOLSTER, JR.: Rape in the Second Degree, Criminal Sexual Act in the Second Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. ALAN J. VANSTEINBURG: Felony Operating a MV While Having .08 or More BAC and Felony Driving While Intoxicated. WILLIAM A. SCHOONMAKER: 3 counts of Forgery in the Second Degree and 1 count of Petit Larceny. DONALD J. MERCER: 1 count of Rape in the Third Degree, 3 counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree and 1 count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. DAVID L. OSBORN: Burglary in the Second Degree and Forcible Touching. JOHN W. QUINN: Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine in the Third Degree, Unlawful Disposal of Methamphetamine Laboratory Material, Criminal Possession of Precursors of Methamphetamine and Tampering with Physical Evidence. STEPHEN A. REILLY: Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree. GORDON J. DEGARAMO: Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the First Degree, Felony Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated and Felony Driving While Intoxicated. STEVEN G. KATZ: 2 counts of Burglary in the Third Degree.

On August 17, 2015, Samantha M. Remillard pled guilty to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, and was sentenced to a split sentence of 4 months of weekends incarceration in the Chenango County Correctional Facility and 5 years probation supervision.

On August 10, 2015, Heather P. Smith pled guilty to Welfare Fraud in the 3rd Degree and was sentenced to a split sentence of 3 months of weekends incarceration in the Chenango County Correctional Facility and 5 years probation supervision. On August 10, 2015, Peter T. Wiegert pled guilty to felony Operating a Motor Vehicle While He Had .08 of One Percentum or More by Weight of Alcohol in His Blood and was sentenced to 8 months incarceration in the Chenango County Correctional Facility.

On August 3, 2015, Charles A. Seitz was sentenced to a split sentence of 6 months incarceration in the Chenango County Correctional Facility and 3 years probation supervision. The defendant had pled guilty to Grand Larceny in the Third Degree on May 26, 2015.

On July 20, 2015 Justin L. Brownell pled guilty to Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree. On July 31, 2015 he was sentenced to 6 months in the Chenango County Correctional Facility and 5 years on Probation.

On March 6, 2015 Takell S. Henry pled guilty to Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree. He was sentenced on July 31, 2015 to 1.5 years in State Prison with 1 year Post Release Supervision.