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Michael Degnan Found Guilty of Burglary and Multiple Other Charges

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A Port Crane man has been found guilty of burglary and multiple other charges including endangering the welfare of a child.

A Broome County Jury Thursday night found Michael Degnan, 41, of Port Crane, guilty of Burglary in the second degree, a violent felony; three counts of petit larceny, and one count of misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child, Class A misdemeanors.

The convictions stem from a string of criminal behavior in June 2013 when Degnan, as a fugitive from police, broke into a house and stole property. The Broome County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division arrested Degnan on June 20, 2013. Degnan was on the run as a fugitive on a Rape 1st degree charge and broke into a Town of Fenton home and stole a truck from a neighboring home on June 14, 2013.

The rape charge ended in a hung jury.

Degnan faces a minimum sentence of 16-years-to-life up to a maximum of 25-years-to-life, as a potential persistent violent felony offender, when he is sentenced at a later date to be determined by the court.

The case was investigated by New York State Police and prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Peter DeLucia.

“Broome County residents can rest easier tonight knowing Michael Degnan is going to State Prison for a long time,” said District Attorney Steve Cornwell.