continued Anthony was arraigned in Cazenovia Village Court on Dec. 10, during which he was appointed a public defender and ordered that he undergo a mental competency exam. He was ordered held in Madison County Jail and was released on bail a few days after his arrest. Orders or protection were issued for four of the women he stalked. He returned to town court on Dec. 18, but his mental competency exams had not yet occurred, so his case was adjourned until March 5.
During the March 5 hearing, Moore said that the results of Anthony’s two competency exams indicated he was able to stand trial and enter his plea in the case against him.
Anthony pleaded guilty and, upon questioning from Moore, admitted to following women in his car with his trunk open on Aug. 2 and Oct. 10, 2013. He also waived his right to an appeal in the case.
The 60 days’ split sentence of jail time in the plea agreement means that Anthony will be able to keep his job working weekends part-time at Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel while he completes his jail time on weekdays. The orders of protection against Anthony by four of the women he stalked remain in force. If he violates his probation or the orders of protection, the plea deal will be nullified and he will go to jail.
Anthony said during the hearing that since he was released from jail on Dec. 13, “I’ve been doing good. I’m still doing good. I’ve been staying out of trouble.”
Moore said that he was glad to hear it. “Stay out of trouble, or all bets are off in my opinion,” he said.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.