Greene County couple arrested as suspects in several burglaries

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ASHLAND – An Ashland couple is under arrest by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office in connection with several burglaries in the area in the last few weeks.

On December 27, a homeowner heard someone in his garage trying to forcibly enter his kitchen. He yelled and the perpetrators, later identified as Maria Uvino, 30, and James Hartley, 38, fled into a wooded area behind the house.

A sheriff’s deputy in the area gave chase in the woods and ultimately apprehended Uvino.

A search continued for Hartley who had made several threats to shoot police officers via social media through the next two days.

The search concluded at around 3 a.m. on December 28 when deputies tracked footprints in the snow leading to a vacant house on County Route 10. Hartley opened fire on the deputies through the windows but eventually surrendered without further incident.

Uvino was charged with burglary, two counts of felony criminal mischief, and one count of possession of stolen property. She was arraigned and committed to the Greene County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail or $100,000 bond.

Hartley was arrested on a warrant for burglary and two counts of felony criminal mischief and committed to the county jail without bail.

The investigation is continuing with other charges pending.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the State Police and the Greene County District Attorney’s and County Probation offices.