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Sun., Oct. 4
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Three from Watertown resentenced to jail for probation violations


Three people were resentenced to jail terms Friday in Jefferson County Court after admitting they violated their probation terms.

Nichole M. Bell, 21, Watertown, was resentenced to nine months in the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building after admitting she violated a five-year term of probation imposed in September resulting from a guilty plea in July to third-degree robbery. She admitted that on May 2 she forcibly stole merchandise from Kmart, 21110 Pioneer Plaza. Police said at the time that an employee was injured in an attempt to prevent the shoplifting. Information about what led to the probation violation was not available from the court.

Diane A. Graves, 42, Watertown, was resentenced to six months in the PSB for violating a three-year term of probation imposed in February 2010 for a conviction of third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. She admitted that she forged a personal check belonging to Donna J. Draper and cashed it in August 2009 in the town of Watertown for $600. Information about what led to the probation violation was not available.

Charles W. Camidge, 43, Watertown, was resentenced to four months in the PSB for violating a three-year term of probation imposed in July 2010 for a conviction of third-degree attempted criminal sex act. He had been accused of attempting to forcibly engage in a sexual act with a 19-year-old woman in August 2009. Information about how he violated probation was not available.

In other court activity:

James M. Serrano, 19, Bronx, was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the PSB and five years’ probation after pleading guilty Feb. 10 to fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He admitted that he possessed heroin with the intent to sell the drug in September 2011 in Watertown. His probation supervision will be transferred to Bronx County.

Chad A. Countryman, 20, whose last known address was 70848 Shepard St., pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted burglary. He was charged with entering the Huntington Street apartment of Rochelle Cornaire on Oct. 27 without her permission.

Police said at the time that the victim reported her 26-inch flat-screen television and a long skateboard had been stolen. Mr. Countryman is due to be sentenced Feb. 19.

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