Columbia County Jury Rejects Defendants Insanity Defense

A former Berwick man will face the possibility of significant jail time after being convicted in connection with a shoot out with police back in 2015 at the Berwick Industrial Development Association complex. A Columbia County jury rejected 39-year-old James Calderone’s insanity defense and convicted him Friday on the attempted murder of 3 Berwick Police Officers. He was also convicted on aggravated assault and reckless endangering charges. No sentencing date has been set.