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‘Exercise stalker’ pleads guilty in town court

Daryl Anthony remains out on bail, sentencing scheduled for May 21

— Daryl T. Anthony, the man dubbed the Cazenovia “exercise stalker,” has pleaded guilty in town court to one count of criminal nuisance in the second degree and will be spending time in jail and on probation for his actions stalking women as they exercised on the streets of Cazenovia last summer and fall.

Anthony, who appeared before Town Justice Timothy Moore on Wednesday, March 5, accepted a plea deal with the Madison County District Attorney’s Office in which he will receive 60 days in jail on a split sentence and three years of probation. He also waived his right to appeal.

Although Anthony was convicted at the March 5 hearing, he will not be sentenced until a pre-sentencing report has been completed. He is scheduled to return to town court for sentencing on May 21.

“The case isn’t done yet. Obviously we’re disturbed by his behavior and want him monitored for as long as we can,” said Assistant District Attorney Robert A. Mascari. “People may say, ‘How come only this much jail time?’ It’s because it is the most jail we can give and still have him monitored. It would not serve the public interest to have him go to jail and get out without treatment or supervision. I think it’s appropriate for his position, given the proof we have, trying to stop somebody who we fear was escalating. Thank god there was nobody hurt physically as yet.”

Anthony was arrested Dec. 10 on one charge of criminal nuisance in the second degree, a class B misdemeanor, the result of him following approximately 10 adult women while they exercised in the town of Cazenovia on West Lake, East Lake, Chard, Ridge and Lincklaen roads between June and October of 2013. During the incidents, he drove his orange 2008 Hyundai Accent with the rear hatch open in order to obscure his rear license plate, and also performed a lewd act while he followed the women in his car.

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