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Castorland man sent to prison for theft, choking incidents


LOWVILLE — A Castorland man on Friday in Lewis County Court was sent to state prison on charges that he stole tools and choked a woman.

Parker Moyer, 41, of 10399 Route 126, was sentenced as a second-felony offender to three to six years in prison, $770 restitution and $625 in court fees on charges of third-degree burglary, petit larceny and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, to which he pleaded guilty Oct. 18. Judge Daniel R. King recommended him for the state prison system’s 90-day Willard Drug Rehabilitation Program, which allows inmates who successfully complete it to serve the remainder of their prison sentences under parole supervision, as well as issuing an order of protection on the victim’s behalf that is to extend for five years past his maximum release date.

Mr. Moyer was accused of breaking into a building owned by Scott Sweeney on Route 126 in the town of Croghan between June 1 and Aug. 2 and stealing miscellaneous tools, as well as choking Melissa Snyder on Aug. 24 in the town of New Bremen.

Also in Lewis County Court:

Miguel A. Raspaldo, 24, of Rochester, was sentenced to 2 to 6 years in prison, $8,714.20 restitution and $275 in court fees on charges of third-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny, to which he pleaded guilty Dec. 20. Judge King recommended him for the prison system’s shock incarceration program. If deemed eligible by state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision officials, he would spend six months in a military-style treatment program and then serve the balance of his sentence on parole.

Mr. Raspaldo was accused of breaking into the Cataldo Hardware store in Lyons Falls on the morning of July 4 by smashing the front window and stealing four handguns. He also allegedly damaged a gun display, a microwave oven and a freezer in the store.

Chad M. Kraeger, 26, of 3573 Kelpytown Road, Port Leyden, after failing to complete the county’s Drug Court program, was sentenced to one year of weekends in county jail, with credit for time served, along with five years’ probation, $2,750 in fines, $570 in court fees and mandatory participation in the ignition interlock program on charges of felony aggravated driving while intoxicated and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, to which he pleaded guilty in December 2011. He was stopped Sept. 3, 2011, on Number Four Road in the town of Lowville.

Joshua S. Alexander, 30, of 10144 Washington St., Copenhagen, was arraigned on a charge of second-degree bail jumping and pleaded guilty. Sentencing on that charge and a previous charge of felony DWI, to which he pleaded guilty in November 2012, was set for Jan. 24. Mr. Alexander was accused of failing to appear Nov. 19 for a Drug Court appointment, thus violating his program contract. He was stopped Sept. 1, 2012, on Route 3 in the town of Diana.

Zachary Leach, 25, of 617 Kirk Road, West Leyden, was arraigned on a charge of felony DWI and pleaded guilty to the charge. He then was entered into the county Drug Court program. Mr. Leach was stopped Aug. 29 on Fish Creek Road in the town of Lewis.

Jessie J. Bourgeois, 32, of 3036 River Road, Port Leyden, was arraigned on charges of third-degree criminal possession of stolen property and third-degree grand larceny and pleaded guilty to the former charge, which is to satisfy the latter. Sentencing was set for Feb. 14. Mr. Bourgeois was accused of, in late October, stealing a 2010 Ford Ranger belonging to William C. Brown & Son Plumbing and Heating from Lowville that later was found in Rome, and also of possessing a stolen 2008 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck owned by Martin Findlay in Lowville.

Jeremiah L. Markwick, 24, North Croghan Road, Natural Bridge, was arraigned on new charges of third-degree burglary, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and fourth-degree criminal mischief and pleaded innocent to those charges. His case — also including a third-degree grand larceny charge — was adjourned to Feb. 14.

Mr. Markwick was accused of, on June 17, entering a building owned by Rodney Turck in the town of Croghan and possessing a 2002 Ford Ranger truck belonging to Mr. Turck, along with damaging the windshield of a Ford Escort belonging to Michelle Arnold on Feb. 12, 2011. He was additionally accused of stealing $4,185 worth of steel I-beams, belonging to Brian Gerber, between Jan. 16 and Jan. 22 in the town of Diana.

Brandon E. Hoffert, 28, Quarry Street, Port Leyden, had his case of second-degree burglary, first-degree sexual abuse, forcible touching, fourth-degree criminal mischief and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation adjourned to Jan. 27, with a possible trial date set for March 10. Mr. Hoffert was accused of entering a residence illegally May 26 in the town of Lyonsdale, choking a woman there and subjecting her to improper sexual contact. He also was accused of removing batteries from a cellphone so the alleged victim could not call for help.

James R. Sees, 41, and his wife, Nicole L., 28, both of High Falls Apartments, 4061 Cherry St., Apt. 3, and Jody A. Kirk Jr., 28, no permanent address, all had their cases of third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine and second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance adjourned to Jan. 24; Mr. and Mrs. Sees additionally were charged with unlawful disposal of methamphetamine laboratory material, Mr. Sees and Mr. Kirk were each charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and Mr. Kirk was charged with criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument.

The three are accused of operating a meth lab Sept. 3 in the Sees’s apartment.

Sharon M. Lyng, 58, of 718 Nellis St., Watertown, had sentencing adjourned to Feb. 14 in her case of second-degree promoting prison contraband; she pleaded guilty to the charge Aug. 9. Ms. Lyng was accused of having tobacco and matches at the county jail on May 25.

Todd M. Suiter, 23, of 7574 S. State St., had sentencing adjourned to Feb. 7 on charges of third-degree assault and resisting arrest, to which he pleaded guilty Oct. 4.

Mr. Suiter was accused of hitting Deputy Brett W. Croneiser and trying to avoid arrest July 25 in the town of Watson.

Teresia L. Jenne, 38, of 7786 Brantingham Road, Greig, had sentencing adjourned to Feb. 7 on charges of first-degree identity theft and third-degree grand larceny, to which she pleaded guilty Nov. 15.

Ms. Jenne was accused of trying to pass herself off as Kurt Jenne on April 15 by providing his personal information to a financial loan company, and of cashing a $5,000 check on Sept. 9 from a Community Bank account that didn’t have money in it.

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