Saratoga County District Attorney Karen A. Heggen announced that Christopher Hutchins (DOB: 06/06/92), of 29 Allen Road, Greenfield, NY and Daniel Deming (DOB: 4/24/88), of 489 Angel Road, Corinth, NY, were sentenced today in Saratoga County Court before Judge James A. Murphy, III, for their roles in a string of local robberies.  Christopher Hutchins received a sentence of 5 years in prison followed by 5 years of post-release supervision with respect to both of his convictions for Robbery in the Second Degree, PL 160.10(2)(b), Class “C” Violent felony offenses.  Hutchins’ 5-year determinate sentences will be served consecutively to each other, for an aggregate determinate term of 10 years in state prison.  Daniel Deming received indeterminate sentences of 2.5 to 5 years with regard to both of his convictions for Robbery in the Third Degree, PL 160.05, Class “D” felonies.  Deming’s sentences will also be served consecutively, for an aggregate indeterminate term of 5 to 10 years in state prison.

            The co-defendants were convicted of a series of robberies from local businesses in the Town of Saratoga, Town of Stillwater and City of Mechanicville occurring in early April of 2018.  District Attorney Karen Heggen stated the evidence showed that Hutchins would go inside the businesses and forcibly steal money from the cash registers by threatening to harm the employees if they did not comply, while Daniel Deming would remain in a vehicle outside the businesses as a “look-out” and/or “get-away driver” for Hutchins.

            District Attorney Heggen praised the work the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, the Mechanicville Police Department and the Stillwater Police Depart who solved the robbery cases, “This prosecution is a great example of several Saratoga County police agencies working collaboratively to investigate and apprehend these defendants who committed a series of robberies in multiple jurisdictions.  These agencies shared critical information with each other and worked together to protect the citizens of Saratoga County, a goal shared between my office and all local law enforcement agencies”.