Town of Oswegatchie man found guilty of burglary, weapon charges in jury trial
CANTON – A Town of Oswegatchie man faces 5 to 22 years in state prison after a St. Lawrence County Court jury handed down a guilty verdict on burglary and weapon charges on Friday.
Jebadiah Brenno, 40, was found guilty of the crimes of second-degree burglary and second-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon, according to St. Lawrence County District Attorney Gary M. Pasqua.Pasqua said evidence at trial established that on the morning of December 19, 2022, the defendant forcibly entered a home which was occupied at the time. New York State Police arrested the defendant at the home and took him back to the police station. While being processed for his burglary arrest, the defendant attempted to remove a Glock 21 pistol from a trooper's gun belt.
Brenno is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 27. He faces a mandatory prison term with a minimum of 5 years and a combined maximum term of 22 years, Pasqua said.
"The brave men and women of our law enforcement community put their lives on the line every day for our protection at a job that has become increasingly more dangerous over the last few years. This incident could have had a much more tragic outcome for law enforcement, and the defendant, if not for the quick action of several New York State Troopers,” Pasqua stated. “This type of behavior will not be tolerated and individuals who put the lives of innocent civilians and law enforcement in danger will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
Pasqua commended Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Joshua Haberkornhalm and Assistant District Attorney Matthew Peabody for their skilled prosecution of the case. He also thanked the New York State Police for their assistance throughout the prosecution.