Tomas Zavalidroga has been charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident and second-degree reckless endangerment.
Police say he left his mother in the wooded area near the Oneida Lowe’s location for three days, feeding at least one of those days.
He was jailed in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Zavalidroga has requested a public defender, but Judge Anthony Eppolito said he could not have one because he has at least $60,000 in assets.
In addition, Zavalidroga requested to have his bail reduced, but Eppolito denied that request as well.
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