Poughkeepsie man skips while on trial in Orange County



GOSHEN – A Poughkeepsie man, who was standing trial in Orange County Court, failed to appear in court on Friday, February 17.
The trial continued and Kodjo Kondon, 30, was convicted before County Court Judge Craig Stephen Brown on Tuesday, February 21 of two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument and resisting arrest.  The trial began on February 14.
He faces up to seven to 14 years in state prison when sentenced. Judge Brown is scheduled to sentence him on April 4 and said he is included to impose sentence even if Kondon is not present.
On July 18, 2016, Kondon attempted to secure a loan at the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union in the Town of New Windsor. He was using an assumed name and a forged South Carolina driver’s license.
When New Windsor Police were summoned, Kondon struck a police sergeant and fled. He was apprehended nearby and was found to be in possession of a forged Illinois driver’s license as well, in yet another false name.
District Attorney David Hoovler’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating Kondon.