A Lowville man faces three years in state prison after admitting Tuesday in Jefferson County Court that he broke bones in another mans face by punching him in October.
Joshua J. Young, 21, of 7561 S. State St., pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and third-degree attempted criminal possession of stolen property as a result of separate incidents.
He admitted that on either Oct. 12 or Oct. 13 he caused facial fractures to Jason D. Ortlieb by hitting him several times in the face at the Watson Inn on the Number Four Road in the town of Watson. He also admitted that on July 16 in the town of Harrisburg he tried to possess an all-terrain vehicle that had been stolen July 9 from the yard of Joyce J. and Chris D. Hodkinson on Toytown Road in Beaver Falls. The ATV had been involved in an accident on Route 12 with the operator later identified as Mr. Young.
He is expected to be sentenced April 3 to three years in prison on the assault conviction and a concurrent one-and-a-half to three years imprisonment on the attempted possession of stolen property conviction. He will be sentenced as a second-felony offender. Mr. Young was released in May after serving nine months in prison on charges of fourth-degree grand larceny and two counts of third-degree burglary from Lewis County Court. He was implicated in a string of 2008 camp burglaries. His case was heard in Jefferson County because Lewis County Judge Charles C. Merrell recused himself owing to a conflict.
In other court activity:
Whitney E. Ostrom, 24, Watertown, pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. She admitted she tried to sell cocaine in the county on Sept. 28. She is expected to be sentenced April 4 to an unspecified amount of time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and five years probation.
Todd D. Kelly, 34, of 710 Washington St., pleaded guilty to third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He admitted he used a vehicle without the owners permission Nov. 9 in West Carthage. He is expected to be sentenced April 6 to probation supervision.