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Dexter man sentenced to second prison term for stealing, crashing truck


A Dexter man already in state prison for stealing and crashing a truck faces a concurrent one- to three-year term in prison after admitting Tuesday in Jefferson County Court that he stole and crashed a second truck.

Brandon L. Constance, 20, whose last known address was 24718 County Route 54, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of stolen property and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

He admitted that in March, he stole a 2005 Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck owned by W.D. Bach Excavation and Consulting and valued at $16,662.50 from a location in the town of Orleans and caused $16,663 in damage to the vehicle, which was found crashed and totaled on County Route 54.

Mr. Constance is serving a one- to three-year prison sentence imposed in September 2011 for an admission that he violated probation. He was sentenced to five years’ probation in February 2011 after a guilty plea to fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

In that instance, he admitted that he stole a pickup truck from a Brown Road residence in the town of Brownville and then crashed it a few hours later on Route 12E near Butts Road, also in the town of Brownville. The vehicle was totaled.

In other court activity:

Rosanna Garvey, 27, Minoa, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny. She admitted that in September 2011, she stole about $3,600 from Ollie’s Bargain Basement in Stateway Plaza. She is expected to be sentenced Aug. 6 to an unspecified amount of time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and five years’ probation. She also will be ordered to pay full restitution.

Justin C. Sullivan, 28, of 22642 Fralick Road, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree criminal contempt and third-degree assault as a result of three separate incidents. He also admitted violating probation. He admitted that in December, he broke a cellular phone belonging to Tonya L. Gifford during a domestic incident at the couple’s New York Avenue apartment.

He also admitted that on Jan. 20, he violated a City Court “refrain from” order of protection by arguing with Ms. Gifford and subjecting her to unwanted physical contact. He further admitted that on Dec. 6, he caused physical injury to Ms. Gifford during an argument.

At the time of the incidents, he was serving five years’ probation imposed in March 2012 for a felony driving while intoxicated conviction. He admitted violating probation by being charged with new crimes. He is expected to be sentenced Aug. 29 to time served at the PSB and restored to probation for up to five years.

Nicholas W. McKnight, 19, Watertown, admitted violating probation by leaving a substance abuse treatment program without permission. He was serving a five-year term of probation imposed for a fourth-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument conviction. He subsequently was resentenced to one to three years in prison.

State Supreme Court Judge James P. McClusky mandated that he serve his sentence in the prison system’s Willard Drug Treatment Program. If an inmate completes the 90-day program, he serves the remainder of his sentence under parole supervision.

Clint A. Martz, 26, Watertown, admitted violating probation by failing to follow through with substance abuse treatment recommendations. He was sentenced to five years’ probation in February 2011 after pleading guilty to third-degree burglary and second-degree assault. Resentencing was adjourned until Sept. 23 while Mr. Martz seeks further substance abuse treatment.

Nestor Santos, 31, an inmate at Gouverneur Correctional Facility, was sentenced to an additional 1 to 3 years in prison for May 13 guilty pleas to second-degree attempted criminal sale of marijuana and first-degree attempted promoting prison contraband.

He admitted he had and sold marijuana while incarcerated at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility in November 2011. He is serving a 15-year sentence imposed in 2002 in New York City for first-degree manslaughter and first-degree gang assault convictions.

Michael Silverman, 21, an inmate at Gouverneur Correctional Facility, was sentenced to an additional 1 to 3 years in prison for an April 29 guilty plea to first-degree attempted promotion of prison contraband. He admitted that he possessed a metal can lid while taking part in an Aug. 14 assault while incarcerated at Watertown Correctional Facility. He is serving a two- to four-year prison sentence imposed in April 2011 in New York City for a second-degree assault conviction.

Robert B. Gordon, 35, of 17985 First St., Adams Center, was sentenced to a three-year conditional discharge and ordered to complete the Bridge program for a May 13 guilty plea to felony aggravated DWI.

He admitted he drove while intoxicated in September on East Church Street in Adams with an 8-year-old girl as a passenger. 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.

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