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Fort Drum woman sentenced to prison for using stolen debit card

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A Fort Drum woman was sentenced Monday in Jefferson County Court to up to four years in state prison for using a stolen debit card.

Ellana G. Nieves, 27, was sentenced to two to four years in prison and ordered to pay $1,530 in restitution after pleading guilty Nov. 26 to two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny. She had been accused in a grand jury indictment handed up in July 2011 of using stolen debit cards to obtain goods or services in 2010.

Judge Kim H. Martusewicz mandated that she serve her sentence in the prison system’s Willard Drug Rehabilitation Program.

If she completes the 90-day program, she serves the remainder of her sentence under parole supervision.

In other court activity:

Jonathan E. LaBarge, 20, formerly of Watertown, but now an inmate at Washington Correctional Facility, was sentenced to two concurrent years in prison after an Oct. 29 guilty plea to first-degree sexual abuse. Additional information about the charge was not available from the court. He is serving a 2- to 4-year prison sentence imposed in County Court in February 2012 for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. He also will be required to register with the state as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

Crystal A. Grady, 30, Watertown, was sentenced to five years’ probation after pleading guilty Nov. 26 to second-degree attempted assault. She admitted that she tried to injure Adrian L. Miller by stabbing him May 31 at her residence.

Santina D. Lanning, 29, Watertown, was sentenced to three years’ probation and fined $1,000 after pleading guilty Nov. 4 to aggravated driving while intoxicated as a misdemeanor. She admitted that she drove while intoxicated July 20 on Starbuck Avenue. She also had her driver’s license revoked and was ordered to install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle she owns or operates.

Tyler E. Langley, 21, was resentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and restored to probation after admitting in March that she violated probation. She admitted violating a five-year probation term imposed in June 2012 in County Court after a drug-possession conviction by leaving the county without notifying her probation officer and by being arrested on unspecified felony charges in New York City.

Michael E. Shepherd Jr., 50, Evans Mills, was sentenced to a three-year conditional discharge and ordered to complete the Bridge program after pleading guilty Nov. 12 to felony aggravated DWI. He admitted driving while intoxicated Sept. 7 on Gartland Road in Evans Mills. He also was fined $1,000, had his driver’s license revoked and is subject to the interlock provision.

Adam R. Gidney, 33, Carthage, pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired, admitting that he drove under the influence of alcohol May 30 in Carthage. He was sentenced to a nine-month conditional discharge and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service. He also must attend a victims’ impact panel. His driver’s license was suspended and he is subject to the interlock provision.

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