continued “I want assurances you understand the charges against you,” O’Sullivan told Anthony.
O’Sullivan then ordered that Anthony undergo a mental competency evaluation — called a 730 hearing — before his next appearance in Cazenovia Town Court on Dec. 18.
In addition, O’Sullivan issued four orders of protection against Anthony on behalf of four of the 10 alleged stalking victims who asked that such orders be issued. The orders, which state that Anthony cannot approach, contact or communicate with the four women or their family, friends or any possible witnesses in the case, will be in effect until June 2014.
“Obviously we’re delighted [by the arrest],” said Cazenovia Mayor Kurt Wheeler. “We take great pride in the safety of the community and anything that threatens that is taken very seriously. To have this person off the streets is a huge relief.”
Hayes said he wants to thank all members of three agencies involved in the investigation for the hard work that was put into this case and the cooperation of the public. He said this is an excellent example of interagency cooperation and assistance from the public.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.