A Watertown man was sentenced to state prison Thursday after admitting in Jefferson County Court that he violated his Drug Court contract.
Paul L. Arndt Jr., 44, was sentenced to 11⁄3 to 4 years in prison for violating terms of the substance abuse rehabilitation program that is designed to serve as an alternative to incarceration.
He was referred to the program in April 2009 after admitting he violated probation. He was sentenced to five years probation in August 2007 after pleading guilty in May 2007 to fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property for taking radiators that had been stolen from a Watertown business and selling them at a Syracuse recycling center. Information about how he violated Drug Court was not available.
In other court activity Thursday:
Robert T. Harter, 43, Watertown, admitted violating probation and was resentenced to one to three years in prison. He was sentenced to five years probation in February 2011 for December 2010 guilty pleas to felony driving while intoxicated and second-degree attempted criminal contempt. He violated probation by continuing to consume alcohol while under supervision.
Gerald A. Prevatt, 35, Adams, successfully completed Drug Court and was sentenced to five years probation and fined $2,500.
He was referred to the program in June 2010 after pleading guilty to felony aggravated DWI, felony DWI and misdemeanor DWI stemming from three arrests from October 2009 to May 2010.
Sade D. Emerson, 23, Croghan, was arraigned on counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. The charges were contained in a grand jury indictment unsealed in court.
It is alleged that he had and sold heroin within the county in late May. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on his own recognizance.
In court activity Friday:
Ryan S. Jeffers, 20, Watertown, was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and five years probation for a Jan. 6 guilty plea to second-degree attempted robbery. He was accused Oct. 11, with two others, of taking part in a robbery attempt in which a wallet was forcibly stolen from Scott W. Whitford after he was forced to the ground in the 100 block of Arsenal Street. Police said the assailants also forced Mr. Whitford to strip to his underwear, taking his clothes and shoes.
Amy L. Nett, 36, Bernhards Bay, Oswego County, was sentenced to five years probation, was fined $2,000 and had her drivers license revoked for Oct. 19 guilty pleas to felony aggravated DWI with a child in the vehicle and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. She admitted that she drove while intoxicated Aug. 19 on Cross Island Road on Wellesley Island in the town of Orleans with her 7-month-old child as a passenger. At the time, her drivers license had been suspended or revoked for a prior alcohol-related offense. Her probation supervision will be transferred to Oswego County.
Edward S. Montano, 25, Fort Drum, was sentenced to five years probation, was fined $1,000 and had his drivers license revoked for Jan. 4 guilty pleas to felony aggravated DWI and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He admitted that he drove while intoxicated with passengers under the age of 16 in the vehicle and without a valid drivers license May 21 on Redtail Lane in Evans Mills.
Ashley M. Doty, 23, Watertown, pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. She admitted that she tried to sell cocaine twice on July 26 within the county. She is expected to be sentenced April 9 to nine months in the PSB and five years probation.
James M. Serrano, 18, Bushwick, Kings County, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He admitted that he possessed heroin with the intent to sell the drug Sept. 23 in Watertown. He is expected to be sentenced March 26 to time served at the PSB and five years probation.