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Watertown man sentenced to 4 years in prison for cocaine sale

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A Watertown man was sentenced Monday in Jefferson County Court to 4 years in state prison for selling cocaine in the city.

Leroy A. Rainey, 32, address not available, also was ordered to undergo an additional three years of supervision upon his release after a Sept. 23 guilty plea to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was charged in an indictment handed up in April with selling cocaine in November 2011 and December.

He was sentenced as a second felony offender, having been convicted in County Court of three counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance in October 2011 and sentenced to four years in prison.

In other court activity Monday:

Anthony Thompson Jr., 22, whose last known address was 615 Academy St., Front Apt., was sentenced to six years in prison, followed by three years’ post-release supervision, after a Sept. 27 guilty plea to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, admitting he tried to sell the drug within the county March 7. He was sentenced as a second felony offender, having been sentenced in County Court in February 2012 to 2 years in prison, also for attempted-drug-sale convictions. He was released from prison under parole supervision in September 2012, according to the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision website.

Judge Kim H. Martusewicz mandated he serve his sentence in the state prison system’s Willard Drug Treatment Program. Inmates who complete the 90-day program serve the remainder of their sentence under parole supervision.

Canaan G. Joyner, 25, Bronx, was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and five years’ probation after a July 1 guilty plea to third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. He admitted that he possessed crack cocaine with the intent to sell it Feb. 6 at a Clay Street apartment. His probation supervision will be transferred to Bronx County.

Scotty D. Tummons, 42, of 303 Pine St., Theresa, was sentenced to time served at the PSB and three years’ probation after a Sept. 27 guilty plea to second-degree criminal contempt and an admission that he violated probation. He admitted that he violated an order of protection held by an unidentified person by sending the person offensive texts March 25 in the town of Theresa. At the time, he was serving five years’ probation imposed in September 2012 for a first-degree criminal contempt conviction. He violated probation by committing the new crime.

Steven D. Yousey, 19, address not available, admitted violating probation and was resentenced to a year in the PSB. He admitted violating probation by failing to report to his probation officer and by continuing to use illegal substances while under supervision. Information about why was serving probation was not available from the court.

Nicholas M. Vanzelf, 21, whose last known address was 409 Clay St. Apt. B, admitted violating probation and was resentenced to nine months in the PSB. He admitted violating probation by being charged Sept. 6 with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. At the time, he was serving five years’ probation imposed in February for a third-degree attempted robbery conviction.

Phileena M. McAtee, 28, Watertown, admitted violating probation by failing to report to her probation officer on a number of occasions and by continuing to use heroin and marijuana while under supervision. She was serving three years’ probation imposed in May 2012 for fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny convictions. Resentencing was adjourned until she completes inpatient substance abuse treatment.

Justin M. Kirby, 24, of 101 E. Main St., Brownville, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He admitted that he threatened Courtney L. Jobson and Shannon C. Casler with an ax on May 18 in the 100 block of Duffy Street. He is expected to sentenced Jan. 10 to nine months in the PSB.

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