Two Cortland County men are accused of breaking in to a closed business in Cortlandville early in the morning of July 7.

Cortland County Sheriff’s Deputies were called about a burglary in progress on Starr Road and, along with City of Cortland Police and SUNY Cortland Police were able to nab 32-year-old Todd Brady of the City of Cortland and 39-year-old Patrick Duffy of the Town of Cortlandville moments later.

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Deputies say when the arrived at the closed business, they determined two suspects had forced entry into an outbuilding located on the business’ property.  The pair fled the scene as law enforcement officers arrived on the scene.

The three agencies were able to locate Brady and Duffy and detain them for processing at the Cortland County Public Safety Building.

Brady is charged with felony Burglary as well as misdemeanor counts of Criminal Mischief, Conspiracy, Obstruction of Governmental Administration and Possession of Burglary Tools.

He was sent to the Cortland County Jail without bail.

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Duffy was also charged with the felony Burglary count and the misdemeanor charges of Criminal Mischief, Conspiracy, Obstruction of Governmental Administration and Possession of Burglary Tools. But he was released on his own recognizance at arraignment.

Brady has a date in Cortlandville Town Court on Monday morning while Duffy is due in Cortlandville Town Court on Wednesday morning.

The news release from the Cortland County Sheriff’s office did not name the business targeted by the pair, what, if any items were taken in the burglary or the location where the two men were located and taken into custody.

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