DA Hoovler Announces Guilty Plea
in Port Jervis Domestic Violence Burglary
Port Jervis Man Pled Guilty to Burglary in the First Degree
Defendant Faces Up To Twelve Year Prison Sentence
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, that Anthony Sorino, age 38, of Port Jervis, pled guilty in Orange County Court to Burglary in the First Degree. Under the plea agreement announced on the record at the time that Sorino pled guilty, the District Attorney’s Office will recommend that he serve twelve years in state prison and five years of post-release supervision when he is sentenced on October 12, 2022.
On April 26, 2022, Sorino broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home in the City of Port Jervis by breaking a glass window on the back door with a hammer. When he entered the home, Sorino was wearing a ski mask and gloves, carrying a roll of duct tape and was armed with a knife. Upon seeing Sorino, the victim attempted to call 911, but Sorino took the phone and denied there was any problem. The victim yelled for help in the background of the call. Sorino then threatened the victim, cut his own neck and wrists and fled. Port Jervis Police Officers, responding to the 911 call, located Sorino nearby and took him into custody.
During the plea proceedings, Sorino admitted that he unlawfully entered the home with the intent to commit a crime therein and that while inside he threatened the use of the knife that he was possessing.
District Attorney Hoovler thanked the City of Port Jervis Police Department for their investigation and the arrest of Sorino.
“The facts of this case are downright terrifying,” said District Attorney David M. Hoovler. “Thankfully, no one other than the defendant was injured, and thanks to the dedicated work of the Port Jervis Police Department, this offender will be removed from society for a long time. All victims of domestic violence should know that my Office will vigorously pursue these cases and that organizations such as Fearless! Hudson Valley are here to help them.”
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Mangold.
This criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.