Newburgh man pleads guilty to burglarizing home of former girlfriend


GOSHEN – A 37-year-old Newburgh man pled guilty in Orange County Court on February 15 to burglary in connection with having violated a full stay-away order of protection in favor of his former girlfriend by breaking into her Town of Newburgh home and terrorizing her and her family.

Alex Livingston faces up to 12 years in state prison when sentenced in May.

In court, Livingston admitted that on December 22, 2020, a court-ordered stay-away order of protection was in effect, yet he broke into the woman’s home and damaged property throughout the house.

Prosecutors had argued that Livingston had broken through the door, entered the house and demanded to see children who were hiding in a closet with their grandmother.

He was also charged with striking his former partner and taking away her phone to prevent her from calling 911.

After the incident, Livingston fled to Georgia where he was eventually arrested and returned to New York to face the charges.