Man charged in string of stolen vehicles

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A 29-year-old man charged late last month with a cross-county chase in a stolen vehicle has been charged again in Madison County for a string of stolen vehicles, according to law enforcement officials.

Madison County Sheriff’s deputies said Joshua B. Sharon, of Oneida, was charged in the early morning hours Tuesday after being found in the Village of Canastota in a vehicle that had been reported stolen out of the City of Oneida. Deputies said Sharon was charged with fourth and fifth-degree possession of stolen property, resisting arrest, obstruction of a governmental administration and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Sharon was arraigned in court and was released on his own recognizance, scheduled to return to Village Court on June 22.

Later on Tuesday, deputies said they investigated two other stolen vehicle complaints that were linked to Sharon. Deputies said one vehicle was stolen from the Walmart parking lot in Oneida and was later found on Falls Road in the Town of Fenner. The second stolen vehicle, taken in Fenner, was located on Lewis Point Road in the Town of Lenox, authorities stated.

During the Lenox traffic stop, deputies said Sharon was found with a quantity of methamphetamine. He is charged with one count of seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance. Authorities said Sharon, a level 2 registered sex offender, was also charged with two violations of the sex offender registry.

Sharon was arraigned in Lenox Town Court and was sent to Madison County Jail. Deputies said additional charges are pending.

Meanwhile, state police said Sharon led troopers on a chase from the Town of Vernon to the Town of Madison at about 4 a.m. May 31 in a pickup truck reportedly stolen in Vernon. Troopers said Sharon was taken into custody on charges of unlawfully fleeing police and possession of stolen property.

At the time, he was also arraigned in court and released on his own recognizance.

On May 14, the Oneida City Police said Sharon was charged with burglary, petty larceny and possession of a controlled substance in yet another incident. At that time, he was again arraigned in court and released on his own recognizance.

The two May cases remain pending in court.

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