No jail time expected for burglary suspect with ties to former lawmaker

No jail time expected for burglary suspect with ties to former lawmaker
Nathan McElhone (Source: WWNY)

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - He was accused of burglary, tased by police and became an issue in a political campaign. Now, there will be no jail time for 45 year old Nathan McElhone of Antwerp.

McElhone took a plea deal in Jefferson County Court Thursday.

McElhone was arrested in September 2018 for allegedly stealing copper piping and other items from a garage on Route 11 in Antwerp. State police said they were forced to taser McElhone to subdue him.

Police said they found the stolen items in a pickup truck owned by former Assemblywoman Addie Jenne, who disclosed that she and McElhone once had a romantic relationship and that they're now "close friends."

Jenne lost the election in November 2018 after the McElhone arrest became an issue during the campaign.

On Thursday, McElhone pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted burglary and resisting arrest.

He's expected to be sentenced on December 19 to a three-year conditional discharge.

McElhone had originally been indicted on 13 criminal counts:

- 3 counts of second-degree burglary

- third-degree burglary

- fourth-degree grand larceny

- fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property

- fourth-degree criminal mischief

- 2 counts of petit larceny

- 2 counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property

- resisting arrest

- second-degree obstruction of governmental administration

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