PLATTSBURGH — Clinton County Legislator Simon Conroy (D-Area 4, Town of Plattsburgh) pleaded guilty to two charges as part of a plea deal Thursday.
Conroy, who had been facing numerous charges stemming from incidents in September of 2019, pleaded guilty to charges of fourth-degree stalking and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, at the Plattsburgh City Courthouse.
The charges of disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and seventh-degree criminal possession were all dismissed as a part of the agreement.
Franklin County Assistant District Attorney Meredith Larsen was prosecuting while David Gervais represented Conroy.
“I’m happy to see that the (other) alleged charges were dismissed,” Conroy said. “I never intended to break the law. In one situation I was trying to help a friend, and in the other situation I was seeking more clarification from law enforcement.”
Conroy’s next court appearance is scheduled for March 30 when he will be sentenced at City Court.
“I expect that the next court date should go smoothly,” Conroy said.
Until then, Conroy wanted to reassure constituents that the process won’t affect his ability to work.
“I stepped beyond the law trying to help (a friend),” Conroy said. “I’m taking responsibility for that. It’s unfortunate this happened, but it doesn’t affect my work. I’m still working hard for Clinton County.”
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