Deal delayed after suspect comes to court drunk - My9 New Jersey

Deal delayed after suspect comes to court drunk

Posted: Updated:
Connecticut News Connecticut News

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - A plea deal with a Ledyard man accused of stealing a widow's life savings has been delayed after he appeared in court drunk.

John Skok was ordered by New London Superior Court Judge Hillary Strackbein to take a breathalyzer test Monday after he denied accusations by the prosecutor he was drunk. The Bulletin reports that Assistant State's Attorney Lawrence Tytla said Skok had a blood-alcohol content of 0.14. The limit for motorists is 0.08.

The 59-year-old Skok is accused of helping his wife, Joanne Skok, steal a Montville woman's life savings. Joanne Skok is serving a 10-year prison sentence after being convicted in May.

John Skok faces charges of first-degree larceny and attempt to commit first-degree larceny.

The judge raised his bail to $50,000 cash only and ordered him taken into custody.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Connecticut NewsConnecticut NewsMore>>

  • Connecticut: DNA shows wolf-dog reports false

    Connecticut: DNA shows wolf-dog reports false

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:59:07 GMT
    Connecticut environmental officials say DNA tests on samples from seven animals in North Stonington show they are domestic dogs with no recent wolf ancestors.
    Connecticut environmental officials say DNA tests on samples from seven animals in North Stonington show they are domestic dogs with no recent wolf ancestors.
  • Girl fights to bring 22-year-old prom date

    Girl fights to bring 22-year-old prom date

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:50:19 GMT
    A Connecticut teenager is appealing to her local Board of Education after school officials rejected her request to bring her 21-year-old boyfriend to her prom.
    A Connecticut teenager is appealing to her local Board of Education after school officials rejected her request to bring her 21-year-old boyfriend to her prom.
  • Free dental clinic to draw thousands in Hartford

    Free dental clinic to draw thousands in Hartford

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:24:06 GMT
    More than 2,000 patients are expected to seek free dental work at an annual clinic in Connecticut.  The seventh annual Connecticut Mission of Mercy free dental clinic is scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
    More than 2,000 patients are expected to seek free dental work at an annual clinic in Connecticut.  The seventh annual Connecticut Mission of Mercy free dental clinic is scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices