Convicted burglar charged in additional break-ins

By Matt Hicks

Convicted burglar charged in additional break-ins

April 9, 2013 Updated Apr 9, 2013 at 11:54 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) A man already spending time in prison on two burglary charges is connected to two more.

According to the Otsego County Sheriff's Office, it was all because of a cigarette he allegedly left behind at one of the scenes.

Deputies believe Corey Hunt, 27, is responsible for two burglaries that happened last summer. One took place in June along County Route 38 in the town of Decatur, and the other took place along County Route 33 in the town of Middlefield.

Combined, deputies say the 27-year-old Hunt stole $4,000 in cash and jewelry.

A cigarette butt found at the Middlefield home was linked to Hunt through DNA testing.

New York State Police also found Hunt linked with several home robberies in Saratoga and surrounding counties.

A search of his home uncovered several of the stolen items.

Hunt is currently spending three to nine years in the state prison in Fishkill.

He could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted on these latest charges, which include two counts of burglary in the second degree, and grand larceny in the third degree and grand larceny in the fourth degree, all felonies.