Five indicted by Saratoga County grand jury

Thursday, May 22, 2014
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— A Saratoga Springs man accused of threatening another person and a Hadley man accused of trashing Town Hall were among those indicted by a Saratoga County grand jury Wednesday.

In those indictments:

• Maurice K. “Mo” Davis, 42, of Vanderbilt Terrace, Saratoga Springs, was indicted on charges including felony second-degree burglary and misdemeanor second-degree coercion. He also faces felony and misdemeanor drug possession charges.

He was arrested by Saratoga Springs police Jan. 13, after police said they received a call that he had entered a Phila Street residence and made threats over an alleged debt he was owed. The incident continued outside on Phila Street, where Davis was arrested.

• William S. Cason V, 30, of Cason Drive, Hadley, was indicted on charges of third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree aggravated harassment.

Sheriff’s deputies said he became enraged during a telephone conversation with the Hadley code-enforcement officer on Dec. 6, then went to the Town Hall, where he overturned a desk, damaged computers and telephones and knocked over holiday decorations, causing $2,500 in damage.

• Geoffrey M. Pickering, 24, of Coleman Avenue, Hudson Falls, was indicted on charges of third- and fourth-degree grand larceny and 13 counts of petty larceny.

He is accused of taking baby formula from supermarkets in Clifton Park, Saratoga Springs, Stillwater and Wilton last September and October. The Sheriff’s Department, state police and Saratoga Springs police all participated in the investigation.

• Leon J. Banks, 56, of Pettis Road, Gansevoort, was indicted on charges of second-degree possession of marijuana and unlawfully growing cannabis. He was arrested by state police on Dec. 4.

• Ashley R. Schober, 25, of Malta Pointe, Malta, was indicted on charges of third-degree burglary and petty larceny. She was arrested Oct. 17 in Wilton.

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