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Watertown man gets up to 10 years in prison for Drug Court violation, larceny

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A Watertown man was sentenced Monday in Jefferson County Court to up to 10 years in state prison for violating his Drug Court contract and stealing a tractor.

Robert J. Sampson Jr., 26, whose last known address was 636 Bronson St., Apt. 4, was sentenced to 3 to 7 years in prison after a June 5 admission that he violated terms of Drug Court, a substance abuse rehabilitation program designed to serve as an alternative to incarceration, and a consecutive 1- to 3-year prison term after a guilty plea the same day to fourth-degree grand larceny.

Mr. Sampson admitted that on March 16 in the town of LeRay he stole an antique tractor from his uncle, Frank Sampson. He also admitted that he violated Drug Court by committing the new crime and by absconding from an inpatient substance abuse rehabilitation program by leaving it against treatment recommendations. He was referred to Drug Court in December 2010 after entering guilty pleas to two counts of third-degree burglary. He was sentenced as a second-felony offender, having been convicted in County Court of third-degree grand larceny in September 2007.

In other court activity:

Derek A. Paine, 24, Watertown, was sentenced to two years in prison, followed by an additional two years of supervision upon his release, after a June 26 guilty plea to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was alleged to have sold cocaine in late February. He was sentenced as a second-felony offender, having been convicted of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, cocaine, in September 2008 in County Court.

Shannon M. Gosier, 32, Watertown, was sentenced to a year in the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building after May 31 guilty pleas to seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. She admitted that she possessed cocaine found during an April 13 traffic stop on State Street and that she was driving while her license was suspended or revoked.

Lisa M. Dubois, 52, Watertown, was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the PSB and three years’ probation after May 31 guilty pleas to aggravated driving while intoxicated as a misdemeanor and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. She admitted that she drove while intoxicated March 25 on Route 11 in the town of Pamelia while her driver’s license was suspended or revoked for a prior alcohol-related offense. She was also fined $2,500, had her driver’s license revoked and was ordered to install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle she owns or operates.

Mark A. Morris, 22, whose last known address was 515 Bradley St., Apt. 3, was sentenced to time served at the PSB after a May 29 guilty plea to third-degree attempted burglary. He admitted that on Oct. 18, with another man, he tried to enter a vacant house on LeRay Street with the intent to steal something.

Chelsea D. Sheehy, 21, formerly of Watertown, but now living in Ohio, admitted violating probation and was resentenced to two years in prison, followed by 1 years’ post-release supervision. She was serving five years’ probation imposed in February for a third-degree attempted burglary conviction. She admitted violating probation by missing outpatient drug rehabilitation sessions and by continuing to use heroin and marijuana while under supervision.

Jesse A. Young, 30, whose last known address was 24480 Route 12, Apt. 123, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal contempt. He admitted that he violated an order of protection held by Kylie M. Rivers by engaging in a domestic dispute with her May 31 in Watertown. At the time, he was serving three years’ probation imposed in December for a second-degree criminal contempt conviction. He admitted violating probation by committing the new crime. He was subsequently sentenced to six months in the PSB for the criminal contempt and a consecutive six-month term for the probation violation.

Michael J. Paul, 33, whose last known address was 310 William St., admitted violating probation and was resentenced to a year in the PSB. He was serving a three-year period of probation imposed in February for a second-degree criminal contempt conviction. He admitted violating probation by reporting to his probation officer while intoxicated on more than one occasion and by failing to follow through with substance abuse treatment recommendations.

Corey A. Parow, 22, Plessis, admitted violating probation and was resentenced to 10 months in the PSB. He admitted violating probation by using marijuana and opiates while under supervision, by failing to follow through with substance abuse treatment recommendations and by failing to pay restitution in an earlier case. Information about why he was serving probation was not available from the court.

Kayla A. North, 17, whose last known address was 26 Emerson Place, Apt. 26, admitted violating probation and was resentenced to four months in the PSB. She was serving five years’ probation imposed in March for a fifth-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance conviction. She admitted violating probation by not keeping her court-ordered GPS transmitter charged and by failing to follow through on substance abuse treatment recommendations.

William A. Spears, 39, of 106 Wendell Lane, Black River, pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted menacing of a police officer and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He admitted that on Aug. 6, 2012, he placed law enforcement members in fear of injury by pointing a rifle at them during a stand-off at his residence. He also admitted that he possessed a large-capacity semiautomatic magazine in excess of 10 rounds. He is expected to be sentenced Sept. 27 to five years’ probation.

Lisa M. Maldonado, 33, of 615 LeRay St., pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny. She admitted stealing about $4,200 worth of property from another woman between March and April. She is expected to be sentenced Oct. 15 to five years’ probation and be ordered to pay restitution.

Nicole R. Sero, 37, of 1736 Burns Ave., Apt. 8, pleading guilty to seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and falsely reporting an incident. She admitted that she possessed cocaine on June 16 in Watertown and that, on the same day, she reported to police that items had been stolen from her when she actually traded the items for the cocaine. She is expected to be sentenced Sept. 25 to three years’ probation.

Eric M. McAlpine, 35, an inmate at Marcy Correctional Facility, pleaded guilty by mail to second-degree promoting prison contraband. He was charged by state police in December with having 20 packets of amphetamines, pot and synthetic marijuana, which he had ingested in a balloon, which were found in his stool after he visited a latrine at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility.

He was subsequently sentenced to a year in prison concurrent to the sentence he is serving. According to the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision website, he is serving a 12- to 25-year sentence imposed in 1998 in Onondaga County for a second-degree attempted murder conviction.

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