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Watertown man sentenced to 1 years in prison for assault

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A Watertown man was sentenced Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to 2 years in state prison for his role in the New Year’s Day assault of a man on Factory Street.

Lawrence M. Bradford, 44, also was ordered to undergo 1 years of additional supervision upon his release from prison after an Aug. 12 guilty plea to second-degree assault. He, along with Jermaine A. Nesmith, 31, was accused of forcibly stealing money and property from Jeffrey Jewett, Watertown, while striking him on the head and body, causing a cut above the victim’s eye and bruises on his body. Police said at the time that two cellphones, $200 in cash and a bottle of prescription pills were stolen.

Mr. Nesmith pleaded guilty May 7 to third-degree robbery and is serving a two- to four-year sentence at Ogdensburg Correctional Facility.

In other court activity:

Shawn L. Exford, 22, Watertown, was sentenced to two years in prison, followed by two years’ post-release supervision, after an Aug. 28 guilty plea to second-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. He admitted that on May 26 in Watertown, with others, he possessed materials used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Rodney H. Pierce, 46, whose last known address was 522 Emerson St., Apt. 8, was sentenced to a year in the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building after an Aug. 2 guilty plea to second-degree criminal contempt. He admitted that on May 14 he violated an order of protection held by Tina M. Monica by calling her.

Adam R. Snyder, 30, whose last known address was 342 Stone St., was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the PSB and five years’ probation after an Aug. 2 guilty plea to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He admitted he possessed cocaine with the intent to sell the drug Dec. 12 in Watertown.

Nicole R. Sero, 37, whose last known address was 1736 Burns Ave., Apt. 8, was sentenced to three years’ probation after Aug. 5 guilty pleas to seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and falsely reporting an incident. She admitted that she possessed cocaine June 16 in Watertown and that, on the same day, she reported to police that items had been stolen from her when she actually had traded the items for the cocaine.

Harvey D. Vandewalker Jr., 35, of 11802 Main St., Chaumont, pleaded guilty to possession of an obscene sexual performance by a child and admitted violating probation. He admitted that on Jan. 28 in the town of Lyme he possessed images of girl under the age of 16 engaged in sexual acts. At the time, he was serving 10 years’ probation imposed in February 2009 for second-degree sexual abuse and second-degree rape, having been accused of having sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl. He violated probation by committing the new crime.

He is expected to be sentenced Nov. 9 to a determinate 2-year term in prison, followed by three years’ post-release supervision, on the probation violation and a concurrent 1 to 3 years in prison on the obscene materials charge. He also will be ordered to reregister with the state as a sex offender. He presently is registered as a Level 2 offender.

Andrew M. O’Connor, 22, formerly of Carthage, but now a state prison inmate in Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted burglary. He admitted that, along with another man, he tried to break into Herb Philipson’s, 1283 Arsenal St., in October 2010. He is expected to be sentenced Nov. 20 to a year in the PSB, which will run concurrently with a sentence he is serving in Pennsylvania for robbery and auto theft there.

Phillip E. Hemminger, 22, formerly of Black River, but now also incarcerated in Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty Aug. 28 to third-degree attempted burglary in connection with the Herb Philipson’s break-in. He is due to be sentenced Friday to one to three years in prison, which also will run concurrently to the sentence in Pennsylvania. Both men will be ordered to pay their share of $2,919 in restitution to Herb Philipson’s in the form of a civil judgment.

Triene D. Davenport, 26, of 48 Walton St., Alexandria Bay, and Vincent L. Bartlett, 27, of 524 Mill St., pleaded guilty to third-degree forgery and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. They both admitted that they used a credit card stolen from Denice Whiting to buy items at a town of Watertown store. Mr. Bartlett is expected to be sentenced Nov. 19 to three years’ probation, with Mr. Davenport expected to receive the same sentence the following day.

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