A City of Newburgh man is heading to the state penitentiary following an intense home invasion in the Town of Newburgh. The sentence was handed down today in Orange County Court. This will be the culprit’s second time going to prison for a similar crime.
The current incident occurred on December 22, 2020 and involved defendant Alex Livingston, age 37, of the City of Newburgh. He allegedly violated an order of protection keeping him away from a former girlfriend and her home. Livingston reportedly broke through the door of her Town of Newburgh residence, entered the home, and demanded to see the children who were hiding from him in a closet with their grandmother.
Livingston then allegedly took his ex-girlfriend’s phone from her to prevent her from calling 911. He then allegedly struck her.
After the home invasion, Livingston reportedly fled to the State of Georgia. He was eventually arrested there and returned to New York State to face criminal charges.
Livingston admitted to violating the order of protection and breaking into the home. He pleaded guilty to Burglary in the 2nd degree, a felony.
During his court appearance today, Livingston was sentenced to nine years in the slammer plus five years of post-release supervision.
According to public records, Livingston previously went to the penitentiary following a 2005 crime in the City of Newburgh. He was accused of being an accomplice in entering an apartment on City Terrace and sticking up the players of a card game at gunpoint. He pleaded guilty to Burglary in the 1st degree and was sentenced to six years in prison.
Public records further indicate he was sent to the former Mid-Orange Correctional Facility in Warwick to serve out his six year sentence ordered by the judge. However, in just four and a half years, he was sprung from prison early during significant prison closures that resulted in a mass exodus of convicts under the reign of disgraced ex-governor Andrew Cuomo.
Orange County District Attorney Hoovler thanked the Town of Newburgh Police Department, as well as the federal and state law enforcement agencies that investigated the most recent crime and apprehended Livingston.
“This defendant’s outrageous conduct not only endangered the adult victims of his crime, but children as well,” said 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.”