15 July 2021
Major Todd O. Stratton
Troop C Commander


On July 9, 2021 New York State Police at Norwich arrested two people as a result of an investigation in the town of German.

Troopers arrested Robert S. Coleman, age 49 of McDonough, NY and Billie L. Harris, age 43 of McDonough, NY for the felony of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third degree and the misdemeanor of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the fourth degree. 

A trooper on Shingle Street in the town of German initiated a traffic stop after observing vehicle and traffic violations.  An investigation later revealed that both Coleman and Harris were in possession of firearms; they cannot legally possess firearms since they have been previously convicted of a crime.  They were arrested and processed at SP Norwich. 

Both were arraigned by a judge.  Harris was released on her own recognizance and was scheduled to appear in the German Town Court on July 15, 2021.  Coleman was remanded to the Chenango County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond and is to appear in the German Town Court on July 15, 2021.  

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