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Hudson duo convicted of attempted burglary

Katherine Hopper and Brock Miles
July 3, 2018 01:02 pm

HUDSON – A man and a woman from Hudson will be sentenced in August for attempting to burglarize a Livingston home last fall, according to the Columbia County District Attorney Paul Czajka.

Katherine Hopper, 30, and Brock Miles, 28, were convicted of second-degree attempted burglary, a class D felony, on June 18 in Columbia County Court, Czajka said in a statement Wednesday.

The incident took place on Sept. 26. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a home on state Route 9G in Livingston at 3:08 p.m. to check out a report of a suspicious vehicle in the driveway.

The two attempted to steal items from a home with their two-year-old child in the car, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement in September.

The two initially each faced a second-degree burglary charge, a class C felony, but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of attempted burglary. The Columbia County District Attorney’s Office does not allow plea deals unless defendants waive a possible indictment by a grand jury.

Columbia County Judge Richard Koweek set sentencing for Miles and Hopper on Aug. 13, according to the district attorney’s office.

The crime was investigated by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Reagan Anderson and deputy Jordhan Brahm.

Public defender John Leonardson represents Miles and Mark Portin of East Greenbush represents Hopper.

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