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Antwerp man sentenced to prison for defying court order


An Antwerp man was sentenced Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to up to three years in state prison for violating a court order.

John C. Forney, 22, whose last known address was 35220 Carpenter Road, was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in prison after a May 6 guilty plea to first-degree criminal contempt. He admitted that on Dec. 21 in the town of LeRay, he violated a Family Court order of protection held by Elizabeth A. Davenport, Theresa, by having repeated contact with her.

He was sentenced as a second felony offender, having pleaded guilty in July in County Court to first-degree criminal contempt, again for violating Miss Davenport’s protection order. He was sentenced to six months in the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building in that matter.

In other court activity:

Duane L. Doyle, 52, whose last known address was 228B N. James St., Carthage, was sentenced to 2 years in prison, followed by an additional year of supervision upon his release, after a May 6 guilty plea to third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine. He admitted that on Dec. 15 he possessed the materials to manufacture methamphetamine with the intention of making the drug at his residence.

Three others also were charged in the incident.

Judge Kim H. Martusewicz mandated that Mr. Doyle serve his sentence in the prison system’s Willard Drug Treatment Program. If inmates complete the 90-day program, they serve the remainder of their sentence under parole supervision.

Mr. Doyle served three years in prison after being convicted in 1988 of attempted second-degree assault and attempted third-degree burglary.

William M. Kiser, 31, Portland, Ore., formerly of Watertown, was sentenced to six months in the PSB and five years’ probation after an April 16 guilty plea to second-degree assault, admitting that he injured Melza R.C. White, Adams Center, on March 23, 2012, on Cooper Street. According to a grand jury indictment handed up in November, Mr. White suffered a broken jaw and a serious groin injury.

Tyler R. Hamilton, 18, Fort Drum, was sentenced to a year in the PSB after an April 10 guilty plea to felony criminal mischief. He had been charged in a grand jury indictment handed up in January with damaging a bus stop owned by Fort Drum Community Homes Inc. in the town of LeRay by smashing a window on it May 12. He also was ordered to pay his portion of about $1,600 in restitution.

Hardik J. Patel, 21, of 19325 Route 11, was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the PSB and five years’ probation for an April 9 guilty plea to third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. He admitted that he tried to possess more than an ounce of cocaine Sept. 13 in the town of Watertown. He also was ordered to forfeit $4,096 found in his possession at the time of his arrest.

Christopher R. Thurston, 29, of 31883 Route 12, LaFargeville, was sentenced to five years’ probation and ordered to pay $12,201 in restitution after an April 19 guilty plea to fourth-degree grand larceny. He admitted that, between Aug. 1, 2010, and Feb. 10, 2012, he stole more than $1,000 from his employer, Subway. Police said at the time of his arrest that he was the bookkeeper for Stones Throw LLC, the ownership company of three Watertown-area Subway shops.

Angel L. Gydesen, 26, whose last known address was 324 Stone St., was sentenced to three years’ probation after an April 12 guilty plea to fifth-degree conspiracy. She admitted that on Dec. 12 she aided and abetted others in the commission of a felony. She had been charged with four others of possessing crack and powder cocaine after members of the Metro-Jefferson Drug Task Force raided her apartment. She also was ordered to forfeit $1,450 in her possession at the time of her arrest.

Fanci N. Copley, 34, Natural Bridge, admitted violating probation and was resentenced to a year in the PSB. She admitted violating supervision by failing to follow through with substance abuse treatment recommendations and by continuing to consume alcohol. Information about why she was serving probation was not available from the court.

Angela J. Kondracki, 22, Watertown, admitted violating probation and was resentenced to 30 days in the PSB and restored to probation. She admitted violating probation by being charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Her driver’s license had been revoked in December as part of a sentence for a felony driving while intoxicated conviction, for which she also was placed on five years’ probation.

Barbara M. Perry, 26, of 134 S. Orchard St., pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. She admitted that on April 18 she possessed a forged prescription at Rite Aid, 315 Arsenal St.

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