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Rutland woman gets up to 3 years in prison for keeping rental car


A town of Rutland woman was sentenced Friday in Jefferson County Court to up to three years in state prison for failing to return a rental car.

Jacqueline J. Burdick, 51, of 30050 Middle Road, was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in prison after pleading guilty Nov. 9 to fourth-degree grand larceny. She admitted that on March 12, she rented a 2003 Saturn from Affordable Rent-A-Car, 342 Factory St., and never returned it.

She also was sentenced to a concurrent 1-year term for a probation violation. At the time of her larceny plea, she admitted violating probation by continuing to use crack cocaine while under supervision and by being discharged from a substance abuse treatment program before completing it. She was serving five years’ probation imposed in June 2011 for a fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance conviction. She was sentenced Friday as a second-felony offender based on the drug sale conviction.

In other court activity:

Leb W. Farless, 42, of 6267 Pine Grove Road, Glenfield, was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and three years’ probation after pleading guilty in November 2010 to misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

He admitted that he drove while intoxicated in August 2010 on Route 12 in the town of Rutland while his driver’s license was suspended or revoked for a prior alcohol-related offense.

He also was fined $1,000, had his driver’s license revoked and was ordered to install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he owns or operates. His probation supervision will be transferred to Lewis County.

Tyler J. Fisk, 23, of 324 Merrick St., Clayton, was sentenced to three years’ probation after pleading guilty Aug. 31 to fourth-degree criminal mischief.

He admitted damaging property at a town of Clayton residence on July 2. He also was ordered to pay $1,546 in restitution for the damage.

Nicholas Vanzelf, 20, Watertown, pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted robbery. He admitted that on Nov. 7, with two others, he tried to steal money and a wallet from a 15-year-old boy at Maywood Terrace.

He is expected to be sentenced Feb. 8 to time served at the PSB and five years’ probation.

Jesse R. Davis, 17, and Cody L. Davis, 18, both of Watertown, also face indictments in the matter, in which a pellet gun allegedly was displayed.

William M. Payne, 26, of 617 Boyd St., pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and third-degree perjury. He admitted that, with others, he caused injury to Paul E. LaDuke, including a broken tooth, June 7 on Boyd Street. Police said at the time of the incident that Mr. LaDuke was knocked to the ground and $150 was forcibly taken from him.

Mr. Payne is expected to sentenced Feb. 22 to time served at the PSB and five years’ probation.

Jeffrey R. Smith, 25, of 936 Summer St., pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal contempt as a result of one incident, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property as a result of a second incident and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth-degree criminal mischief stemming from a third incident.

He admitted that on April 21, he damaged items belonging to Tiffani C. LaBarge during a domestic dispute and that he possessed a four-pointed throwing-star knife the same day. It was illegal for him to have the knife because of a prior conviction for attempted grand larceny.

He also admitted that on April 28 in the town of Watertown, he possessed a stolen debit card. He further admitted that on Sept. 20, he violated an order of protection held by Ms. LaBarge by having unwanted physical contact with her. He is expected to be sentenced Feb. 19 to time served at the PSB and five years’ probation.

Katrina M. Limon, 20, of 214 Flower Ave. E., pleaded guilty to felony aggravated DWI with a child as a passenger. She admitted that she drove while intoxicated Sept. 14 on Keyes Avenue with a 14-year-old girl as a passenger. She is expected to be sentenced Feb. 13 to no worse than five years’ probation, be fined $1,500, have her driver’s license revoked and be subject to the ignition interlock provision.

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