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Onondaga County Charge Could Result In Bail Revocation In Oswego County

OSWEGO, NY – Based on new charges in Onondaga County, the Oswego County District Attorney’s office is working to revoke the bail status for an Oswego man who has been indicated on a dozen burglaries in Oswego County.

Andrew J. Stoughtenger
Andrew J. Stoughtenger

Andrew J. Stoughtenger, 20, of Oswego was arrested Tuesday by New York State Police out of LaFayette in connection with the attempted burglary of a residence on Apulia Road in the town of LaFayette. Police said Stoughtenger was charged with attempted burglary and possession of burglar’s tools.

Stoughtenger, then 19, was arrested by the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office Oct. 17, 2007 and charged with second-degree burglary for breaking into a Volney residence. He made bail but was arrested again March 30 and charged with second-degree burglary after he was accused of illegally entering a Volney residence and stealing money and jewelry.

Stoughtenger was indicted in Oswego County Court July 30 on 12 counts of second-degree burglary, a class-C felony. He was arraigned on the charges Aug. 11.

During a court appearance Oct. 8, County Court Judge Walter Hafner reportedly told Stoughtenger that he is facing 10 years in state prison for the crimes.

Stoughtenger is scheduled to return to court Oct. 24. He is represented in Oswego County by defense attorney Salvatore Lanza.

“He says that he want to take the matter to trial,” Lanza said.

With the newest arrest, the DA’s office may have the opportunity to bring Stoughtenger back to the Oswego County jail, according to Oswego County Assistant District Attorney Mark Moody.

“We are going to try to get his bail revoked here,” Moody said earlier this week. “I am working to get a hold of the paperwork in Onondaga County so that I have something to present to the judge.”

On the charges in Onondaga County, Stoughtenger was arraigned in Tully Town Court. He is being held at the Onondaga County Justice Center in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 secured bond and is slated to appear in LaFayette Town Court at 5 p.m., today.

Lanza said he was appointed to represent Stoughtenger through the local assigned counsel program. Lanza noted that because he isn’t part of that program in Onondaga County, he won’t likely represent Stoughtenger in LaFayette court.