Category: Crime & Punishment

District Attorney Hoovler Announces 11 Year Prison Sentence in City of Middletown Robbery Case

March 27, 2017

Defendant Sentenced to Eleven Years for Knife-Point Robbery of Taxi Driver Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced on Monday, March 27, 2017, that, Jerry Powlus, 41, of Middletown, was sentenced by Orange County Court Judge Nicholas DeRosa to eleven years in state prison, and five years post release supervision, in connection with the…

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DA Hoovler Announces Guilty Plea in Arson Case

March 21, 2017

Restaurant Owner Pleads Guilty to Torching Business for Insurance Money Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced today that on March 21, 2017, Khaled Baroud, 61, of New Windsor, pleaded guilty to Attempted Arson in the Third Degree and Insurance Fraud in the Third Degree, for having intentionally set fire to the restaurant that…

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DA Hoovler and NY State Police Announce Arrests in Major Narcotics Trafficking Case

March 19, 2017

“Operation Family Ties” Targeted Major Narcotics Distributors 37 Defendants Charged With Felonies Related to Conspiring to Sell Cocaine and Heroin Police Execute 16 Search Warrants and Recover 521.5 Grams of Cocaine 43.91Grams of Heroin, 8.21 Pounds of Marijuana, 5 Ounces of PCP, $111,056, a Stolen .45 Caliber Pistol, and a 12 Gauge Shotgun Orange County…

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District Attorney Hoovler, New York State Police, and Town of Crawford Police Announce Guilty Plea in Pine Bush New Years’ Eve Party Homicide

March 8, 2017

Defendant Stabbed Victim to Death During Underage Drinking Party Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Jauntae Brown, age 20, of Spring Valley, pled guilty to one count of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, in connection with the New Years’ morning stabbing death of Justin Speights at a…

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DA Hoovler Announces Guilty Pleas in Gun Possession and Narcotics Sale Cases

February 27, 2017

Defendant Angela Peoples admits illegally possessing .45 Caliber Pistol and Selling Oxycodone in the Town of Wallkill Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced today, that Angela Peoples, 40, of Wallkill, pleaded guilty to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, as well two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance…

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Guilty Verdict in Forged Instrument Case

February 21, 2017

Poughkeepsie Man Convicted After Trial of Two Felony Counts of Criminal Possession a Forged Instrument Defendant Absconds During Trial Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, Kodjo Kondon, 30, of Poughkeepsie, was convicted after a jury trial before Orange County Court Judge Craig Stephen Brown of two counts…

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DA Hoovler Announces 16 Year Prison Sentence for Bank Robbery

February 21, 2017

Defendant Sentenced to 16 Years in State Prison for Robbing Hudson Heritage Federal Credit Union ​ Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler today announced that on January 10, 2017, Joshua De Jesus, 27, of Wappingers Falls, was sentenced to sixteen years in state prison, and five years post release supervision, in connection with the…

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DA Hoovler Announces Guilty Pleas in Newburgh Halloween Murder Case

February 16, 2017

Defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of Murder in the Second Degree and five counts of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree Defendant to be sentenced to 40 Years to Life in State Prison Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced today, Nija A. Johnson, 17, of Newburgh, pleaded guilty to two counts of…

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District Attorney Hoovler Announces Second Guilty Plea in Goshen Murder/Arson Case

February 14, 2017

Defendant pleaded guilty to Murder in the Second Degree for killing 81 year old woman during a Burglary, before victim’s house was set on fire Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced today that Devin A. Giordano, 22, pleaded guilty to crimes including Murder in the Second Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Tampering…

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DA Hoovler and Sheriff DuBois Announce Drug Enforcement Action

February 13, 2017

The Orange County Drug Task Force Arrests Three Defendants For Possessing Heroin, Cocaine, Oxycodone and Marijuana. Orange County, NY -Mark Thompson, 42, was charged in the City of Middletown Court with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, and Unlawful Possession of…

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