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Norfolk man indicted on five felony charges by SLC grand jury

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CANTON— A Norfolk man was indicted on five felony charges Monday by a St. Lawrence County grand jury, stemming from an incident in March.

Justin Brunell, 24, of 3 High St., Apt. 20, was charged with second-degree burglary and four counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, all felonies. He was also charged with three counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon along with petit larceny, all misdemeanors.

Mr. Brunell was arrested by Canton village police on March 25. He is accused of breaking into the 16 Buck St. residence of Roy and Jean St. Andrews at approximately 1:30 a.m. on March 24, and stealing a 2012 Toyota RAV4 and three rifles, a Sako, a Benelli and a Marlin, leading to the burglary and grand larceny charges.

He also allegedly stole money, knives, a Pandora bracelet and other assorted household goods, resulting in the petit larceny charge, according to court documents. The vehicle was located in the Cascade Inn’s West Main Street parking lot, and most of the other items were discovered hidden outside the hotel.

Mr. Brunell, who was convicted of third-degree burglary in Clinton County Court in January 2010, could face harsher penalties if convicted as a second-felony offender.

Mr. Brunell is represented by attorney Lloyd G. Grandy II, Canton.

The grand jury also indicted Timothy A. Shippee Jr., 24, of 146 Park St., Gouverneur. He was charged with felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and two counts of driving while intoxicated.

Mr. Shippee was stopped for following too closely while traveling on Park Street in the village of Gouverneur on April 22. His BAC was measured at 0.15 percent.

Mr. Shippee was also found to be driving with a suspended license for not paying fines to Gouverneur Village Court on three occasions in 2008.

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