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Second Gouverneur man pleads guilty to home burglary

Second Gouverneur man pleads guilty to home burglary

CANTON — A second Gouverneur man charged in a November home burglary will be sentenced to prison.Garrad P. Rusho, 21, of 364 Talcville Road, pleaded guilty Monday in St. Lawrence County Court, to a Superior Court information charging him with a violent felony of second-degree burglary in a plea deal with the district attorney’s office.On Nov. 1, at 381 County Route 11 in the town of Gouverneur, Mr. Rusho with Brett M. McIntosh, 26, of 164 Clinton St., Gouverneur, unlawfully entered and remained in the residence of William J. Conran and stole rifles, video cameras and money.As part of the plea, Mr. Rusho had other pending charges against him satisfied, including a not-yet charged second-degree arson related to the Nov. 2 fire that destroyed three buildings at Empire Northeast, a mechanical contracting firm located at 39 S. Gordon St., in the village of Gouverneur.The court has committed to sentence him to seven years in prison with four years post-release supervision.He will also have $375 in court fines, fees and surcharges and a restitution not to exceed $400,000 reduced to judgment and he would waive his right to appeal.Sentencing is scheduled for April 9 and Mr. Rusho was returned to St. Lawrence County jail, without bail. He was warned by County Court Judge Jerome J. Richards that if he doesn’t abide by the jail rules, he faces 15 years in prison with five years of post-release supervision.At the time of their Nov. 2 arrest by Gouverneur Village Police, Mr. McIntosh and Mr. Rusho were charged with having broken into White’s Lumber Inc., 71 Depot St., at approximately 9:06 p.m. the evening before and then fleeing the store on foot.The break-in was discovered after a business alarm was reported to police.The two were found in Watertown by city police at about 6:30 p.m. on the day of their arrest.They were turned over to the Gouverneur Police Department and each was charged with felony third-degree burglary.Both are also charged in connection with the burglary at 63 River St.Police said Mr. Conran discovered the burglary had taken place late Oct. 30 or early Oct. 31 and that a 60-inch flat -screen TV was missing.They were each charged with felony second-degree burglary and felony fourth-degree grand larceny in that case.Mr. McIntosh was returned to St. Lawrence County jail without bail and sentencing is scheduled for April 2.Mr. McIntosh pleaded guilty Wednesday to an identical SCI and is scheduled to be sentenced to six years in prison with a term of post-release supervision. He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 2 and is being held in St. Lawrence County jail without bail.
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Second Gouverneur man pleads guilty to home burglary

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