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Kenoza Lake pleads guilty to burglary


March 5, 2012

Sullivan County District Attorney Jim Farrell announced today that Adam Mones, age 29, of Kenoza Lake, N.Y., pled guilty to Burglary in the 2nd Degree in Sullivan County Court. Farrell said Mones admitted to burglarizing a home in the Town of Delaware located on State Route 52 in the early morning hours of October 27, 2011.

Under the terms of the plea agreement Mones is expected to received a sentence of 8 ½ years in state prison and 5 years of post release supervision when he is sentenced on March 29, 2012. Mones stole a number of rifles and shotguns from the residence.

He was arrested after an investigation by the Sullivan County Sheriff and the Sullivan County Probation Department on November 2, 2011. Police recovered nearly all of the stolen rifles and shotguns from Mones’ residence in Kenoza Lake.

Farrell said Mones was on probation for a May 2011 felony possession of stolen property charge and will be sentenced as a second felony offender. “The Sheriff’s Office, acting jointly with our probation department, acted quickly on this residential burglary and recovered these guns before they could be disposed of, sold or illegally used.

The plea agreement here and the recommended sentence of 8 ½ years in prison for this residential burglary show my continued commitment to hold burglars accountable with lengthy state prison sentences. We will continue to vigorously pursue these individuals and make sure that when they are apprehended, they are removed from our community”, Farrell said.