Monticello man sentenced to eight years for home burglary
District Attorney Jim Farrell announced that Jason Carnell, 46, of Monticello, was sentenced today in Sullivan County Court to a prison term of 8 years, to be followed by 5 years of post-release supervision, upon his conviction for Burglary in the First Degree, a class B violent felony. Carnell’s conviction resulted from his illegal and unlawful entry into a home in the Village of Monticello on January 7, 2017, wherein he assaulted the resident of the home, causing him physical injury, which included a cut to the head requiring suturing by several staples as well as a broken nose, all of which was unprovoked by the victim. Carnell admitted these facts at his plea and sentencing proceedings.
Carnell had attempted to run away from the scene, but was apprehended by Monticello Police as he fled on foot. He was sentenced as a second felony offender, having prior felony convictions, including a 2014 conviction for felony Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, for which he was sentenced to a period of incarceration.
Farrell praised the work of the Village of Monticello Police Department. Farrell said: “The immediate response of the Monticello Police led to the successful apprehension and prosecution of this defendant, who attempted to flee from apprehension and justice. I have made it very clear to those who engage in these acts and violate the rights of all law-abiding citizens to be safe in their homes that they will be sentenced to state prison sentences. I will continue to defend the right of all homeowners, tenants and householders by vigorously prosecuting those who commit burglary in our county.” Chief Assistant District Attorney Meagan Galligan handled the prosecution of this matter for the District Attorney’s Office.