Burglary and theft charges dismissed against Irvington man, meth charge remains

WASHINGTON COUNTY — Residential burglary and theft charges against a 31-year-old Irvington man have been dismissed in Washington County Court, while probable cause was found to pursue a felony charge of meth possession.

Jordan Picard was charged earlier this month in Washington County Court with two Class 1 felony counts of residential burglary, one Class 1 felony count possession of between 15 and 100 grams of meth, and two Class 3 felony counts of theft by deception between $500 and $10,000, along with driving while license suspended and fleeing with the attempt to elude an officer.

During Thursday’s preliminary hearing, however, Judge Daniel Emge did not find probable cause to push forward with prosecuting Picard on the two residential burglary and two theft by deception charges.

Emge did find probable cause for the meth possession charge and the case will proceed on that cause. The $60,000 bail previously set in the case stands and Picard remains in the Washington County Jail in lieu of $6,000 cash bond.

He is next scheduled in court for a December 13 pre-trial hearing on the meth charge.