Cortland man arrested on burglary charges

HOMER, N.Y. – A Cortland man was arrested Monday in connection with a burglary at a home in the village of Homer.

Charles E. Paulk, 41, was taken into custody Monday morning and charged with second-degree burglary and third-degree grand larceny, both felonies, as well as criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, according to police.

Investigators were able to link Paulk to a burglary that happened at a home on Water Street on Friday.

The resident of the home told police that he came home Friday to find his front door had been forced open and a shotgun and a rifle were missing, according to Homer Police Chief Mark Helms.

Investigators learned that police in Cortland had recently arrested a man who had two stolen long guns in his possession.

Paulk was arraigned in Homer Town Court on Monday and taken to Cortland County Jail on $2,000 cash bail. He was scheduled to appear in court later today.


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