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Claremont Man Pleads Not Guilty in Home Invasion Case

The Claremont man charged in connection with a home invasion in Charlestown last year, was arraigned Monday and pleaded not guilty. 41-year old Jeffrey Buzzell was in Sullivan County Superior Court yesterday through a video teleconference from the Sullivan County House of Corrections, answering to charges of receiving stolen property, falsifying physical evidence, and criminal solicitation for stolen property.

Court records say he pleaded not guilty to charges that stem from an incident in May of last year where he and another man broke into a 63-year old Charlestown woman’s home, tied her up, and stole her personal goods, including gold, silver, and jewelry.

Buzzell was spending time in prison earlier this year for an unrelated charge when he made calls to his wife directing her how to find the stash of stolen items.

Police were tipped off from the information from these calls and found the items in Newport, which then led them to arrest Buzzell. His next court appearance has not been scheduled as of yet and bail remained at $250,000.

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