James Mogle, 55 had a problem with police on Jan. 23, 2012 which resulted in an armed stand off between himself and the police department for 5 hours at the Carolyn Courts Apartments in Oneida County, New York. For his part in the altercation, Mr.Mogle is now mandated to Alcoholics Anonymous General Service Area 48 and will become a well know fixture in these meetings and can be found at http://www.ny-aa.org/oneida/
NY Mills man sentenced to probation for standoff
By ROCCO LaDUCA
Posted Aug 21, 2012 @ 12:10 PM
Last update Aug 21, 2012 @ 02:41 PM
A New York Mills man was prohibited Tuesday from drinking any more alcoholic beverages after the last time he drank resulted in a five-hour standoff at the Carolyn Courts Apartment complex earlier this year.
James Mogle, 55, balanced himself on a cane in Oneida County Court as he was sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty last month to first-degree reckless endangerment, a felony.
He spent several months in the Oneida County jail following the Jan. 23 incident, but he has since been released.
Mogle once faced serious weapon charges based on the handgun and rifle that were recovered from his residence. But prosecutors agreed to a lesser disposition because Mogle was experiencing an “alcohol-induced psychosis” at the time, and Mogle has since agreed to forfeit his firearms.
“On this particular occasion, things got out of hand because they were fueled by alcohol,” Judge Barry M. Donalty told Mogle.
Donalty ordered Mogle to refrain from consuming any alcoholic beverages and to continue attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
Mogle, dressed in a suit and tie, expressed his gratitude for everyone who helped resolve his case.
“I want to thank the court for their graciousness in this whole matter,” as well as his public defender, Luke Nebush, the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office, and his family and friends.
“I just want to thank everybody for the opportunity to go on with my life here,” Mogle finished.