A Watertown man was sentenced Friday in Jefferson County Court to two years in state prison for trying to sell cocaine in April.
Travis L. Worrell, 22, whose last known address was 152 Woodruff St., was sentenced after pleading guilty Aug. 14 to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance and an admission that he violated probation. He had been charged in a grand jury indictment handed up in May with selling cocaine in early April in Watertown. At the time, he was serving five years probation imposed in June in County Court after guilty pleas to third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon as a result of separate incidents. In those cases, he admitted that he possessed cocaine in Watertown in November 2010 and possessed a pistol in the city in January 2011.
In other court activity:
Justin M. Grandjean, 21, of 8418 Lyng Road, Woodville, was sentenced to one to three years in prison after pleading guilty Aug. 22 to fourth-degree grand larceny. He admitted that on April 9 he stole two credit cards that reportedly had been stolen from a vehicle at a fishing access area on Route 3 in the town of Ellisburg.
Brandon L. Mays, 23, Brooklyn, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He admitted that he, with others, possessed heroin with the intent to sell the drug May 18 in Watertown. He is expected to be sentenced Oct. 19 to three years in prison.
Robert W. Murphy Jr., 46, of 307 Gotham St., pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance and admitted violating probation. He admitted that, with another person, he tried to sell cocaine Dec. 16. At the time, he was serving five years probation imposed in November 2009 after guilty pleas to first- and second-degree criminal contempt. In that instance, he was accused of twice violating City Court orders of protection held by an unidentified Watertown woman.
He is expected to be sentenced Oct. 5 to four years in prison, followed by two additional years of supervision upon his release. Judge Kim H. Martusewicz is expected to mandate that he serve his sentence in the prison systems Willard Drug Rehabilitation Program. If an inmate completes the 90-day program, he serves the remainder of his sentence under parole supervision.
Jeffrey R. Ashwood, 50, of 215 S. Pleasant St., pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. He admitted that, with another person, he tried to sell cocaine April 9. It has yet to be determined if he will be sentenced to probation or a term in prison at sentencing Dec. 5.
Ryan M. Bladek, 32, Little Falls, formerly of Brownville, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child and falsely reporting an incident. He was charged July 31 with injuring a sheriffs deputy who was investigating a domestic incident at his residence on County Route 59 in the town of Brownville. It had been alleged that the domestic incident was observed by three children. He also was accused of falsely telling deputies that his wife, Jennifer, had cut him with a knife. Sentencing was set for Nov. 7.
Miguel A. Medina III, 25, Watertown, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny and is due to be sentenced Nov. 5. He admitted that on Feb. 28 or Feb. 29, he stole a debit card from Rahkeia S. Barfield and used it to make purchases.
Andrew E. Lehmann, 22, Fort Drum, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. He admitted that, along with Austin D. Fox, 21, William S. Hatfield, 22, and Lloyd J. Timmons, 20, he possessed items and cash that Mr. Timmons had stolen from his landlord. Mr. Lehmann subsequently was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service, the same sentence Mr. Fox and Mr. Hatfield received this week after guilty pleas to fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Charges against Mr. Timmons remain pending.