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Posted on: August 5, 2022

District Attorney Hoovler Details Sentence in Newburgh Residential Burglary

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For Immediate Release                                                                         Contact: Ryan Greenbaum 
 August 5, 2022                                                                                 845.615.3657, 845.415.0868c


District Attorney Hoovler Details Sentence in 

Newburgh Residential Burglary of Prior Intimate Partner


Defendant Previously Pled Guilty Burglary in the Second Degree


Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Friday, August 5, 2022, Alex Livingston, 37, of Newburgh, was sentenced to nine years in state prison and five years post-release supervision in connection with his guilty plea in Orange County Court to Burglary in the Second Degree for having violated a full stay-away order of protection in favor of Livingston’s former intimate partner by breaking into her Town of Newburgh home and terrorizing her and her family.


At the time that Livingston pleaded guilty, he admitted that on December 22, 2020, a valid court-ordered order of protection was in effect which commanded him to stay away from a former intimate partner and her home. Livingston admitted breaking into his former partner’s home on that day and damaging property throughout her house.  Prosecutors had argued that Livingston had broken through the door or the residence and entered the home while demanding to see some children who were hiding in a closet with their grandmother.  The defendant was also alleged to have taken his former partner’s phone from her to prevent her from calling 911 and striking her. After the burglary, Livingston fled to the State or Georgia, where he was eventually arrested and returned to New York State to face these and related charges.

District Attorney Hoovler thanked the Town of Newburgh Police Department and the other federal and state law enforcement agencies that investigated this matter and apprehended Livingston.      

“This defendant’s outrageous conduct not only endangered the adult victims of his crime, but children as well,” said District Attorney David M. Hoovler. “Those offenders who fail to abide by orders of protection and who commit violent acts against the protected parties deserve significant incarceratory sentences.  I urge all who are victims of domestic violence to reach out to law enforcement, and to groups such as Fearless! Hudson Valley for help.  Survivors of these crimes deserve our admiration and assistance.”  

The case is prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Ryan Greenbaum.

A criminal charge is merely an allegation by the police that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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