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Chaumont man pleads guilty in knifepoint robbery


A Chaumont man admitted in Jefferson County Court on Wednesday that he robbed a Court Street bar at knifepoint.

Brandon T. Thompson, 25, of 11385 Circle Drive, pleaded guilty before Judge Kim H. Martusewicz to third-degree robbery and third-degree criminal possession of weapon.

On May 8, he was charged by Watertown city police with first-degree robbery, petit larceny, second-degree menacing and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon on the 100 block of Newell Street.

He displayed a knife at the Hitchin’ Post Tavern, 404 Court St., in a threatening manner while forcibly taking about $88 from a cash register.

Also in court on Wednesday:

Mia E. LaMarche, 32, of 135 N. Rutland St., Apt. 2, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. She was among three people arrested in a drug raid Sept. 17 in which 106 bags of heroin and about 3 grams of unpackaged heroin were found in a North Rutland Street apartment.

She will be sentenced on Jan. 17.

Thomas M. Rosen, 26, of 552 Mill St., was sentenced to time served and five years’ probation and ordered to pay $120 in restitution.

On Dec. 4, he was arrested at Kohl’s Department Store and charged with petit larceny. He had pleaded guilty to taking jewelry from the store.

Adam J. Shields, 29, of 217 E. Main St., Brownville, was sentenced to three years’ probation and ordered to pay $5,867.51 in restitution after pleading guilty to third-degree assault.

He admitted that on March 21 in Brownville he caused multiple eye socket fractures to Robert G. Rapholz by punching him.

Catherine G. Arie, 50, Philadelphia, was sentenced to three years’ probation and fined $2,000.

She also had her driver’s license revoked and was ordered to install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle she owns or operates.

She had admitted that she drove while intoxicated June 9 at the north gate of Fort Drum in the town of LeRay.

Anthony C. McBee, 19, formerly of 801 Burchard St., Watertown, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal mischief and was given a one-year conditional discharge in connection with a fight with his roommate Oct. 10.

He admitted damaging a 32-inch television worth $350, belonging to Cameron T. Jackson, by throwing it to the ground.

Clifford J. Mele, 31, Harrisville, was sentenced to two to four years in state prison after pleading guilty to a charge that he had sexual contact with a teenage girl.

He had been named in an indictment alleging he had induced the 14-year-old into a sexual performance.

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