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Two sentenced in attempted burglary in Livingston

Katherine Hopper and Brock Miles
September 7, 2018 03:42 pm

HUDSON — A man and a woman from Hudson were sentenced Thursday for attempting to burglarize a Livingston home last fall as a child was left waiting in their vehicle, according to the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office.

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

Judge Richard Koweek sentenced Hopper to five years probation and ordered her to pay $2,625 in restitution, according to a statement from the DA’s Office. Miles was sentenced to six months in the Columbia County Jail and five years probation. He was ordered to pay $2,625 in restitution.

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

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

Miles and Hopper each initially faced a second-degree burglary charge, a class C felony, but they 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.

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

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

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