FROM: HOLLEY CARNRIGHT
DATE: JUNE 12, 2018
RE: PRESS RELEASE – PEOPLE V. RYAN O’CONNOR
Today, as a result of his plea to Robbery in the Third Degree on April 11th, 2018, Ryan O’Connor of Hannacroix, New York was sentenced in Ulster County Court by the Honorable Donald A. Williams to an indeterminate sentence of 2 to 6 years in state prison. O’Connor was indicted by an Ulster County Grand Jury earlier this year for the January 18, 2018 robbery of Key Bank on Wall Street in the City of Kingston. The incident was one of a series of bank robberies alleged to have been committed by O’Connor in Albany, Rensselaer and Ulster Counties over a several week period last winter.
The Kingston Police Department handled the investigation and arrest of O’Connor, with assistance from the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office, Ulster County Sherriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies.
During his sentencing, O’Connor apologized for his actions and said he wished he had done more to address his drug addiction before it got so out of control. He further stated that he was not blaming his drug addiction for his actions because there are many drug addicts who do not rob banks.
The case was prosecuted by Chief Assistant District Attorney Michael Kavanagh. The defendant was represented by the Public Defender’s Office.
Note: O'Connor still faces charges for two Albany area bank robberies