Cortlandville Robbery Suspect Takes Plea Deal May Testify Against Co-Defendants
One the five suspects involved in a home invasion robbery in the Town of Cortlandville back in October of last year has taken a plea deal in the case.
37 year old Adam Gregg of Cortland appeared in County Court Tuesday. During his appearance Gregg pled guilty to a felony charge of conspiracy as apart of a deal with prosecutors to resolve his case.
Back on October 4th Gregg along with 22 year old Dominique Coker of Syracuse, 22 year old Gennessa Thomas of Johnson City, Crystal Drake and 28 year old Devon Williams are accused of entering an apartment at the Homestead Apartment Complex in Cortlandville where they physically assaulted a man and woman living there and then stole $3 thousand dollars in cash.
The suspects stabbed the woman several times in the back of her legs, causing non-life threatening injuries; the woman was also struck in the face several times as well.
The group is also accused of threatening to harm the victim’s 4 year old daughter.
During the robbery the suspects stole $3 thousand dollars in cash and the couple’s cell phones. The group fled the scene in a vehicle that was later stopped on Church Street by the Cortland City Police.
According to statements to police the robbery was the result of a drug deal gone bad, the victims apparently had sought to purchase a quantity of cocaine from Williams, but later refused to pay for the drugs.
Coker is facing a 22 count grand jury indictment including charges of burglary and robbery; in addition to assault, grand larceny, conspiracy, strangulation, menacing, endangering the welfare of a child, weapons possession, and petit larceny.
In exchange for the guilty plea Gregg was promised a 2 to 4 prison sentence, which is the maximum term possible for the charge. In addition Gregg has promised to testify against his codefendants if their cases go to trial.
Gregg is currently being held in the County Jail on $25 thousand dollars cash or $50 thousand dollars bond.