A Fort Drum man was sentenced Friday in Jefferson County Court to 10 years probation for trying to promote child pornography.
Eumockus G. Thomas, 33, also was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and ordered to register with the state as a Level 1 sex offender after pleading guilty Dec. 2 to attempted promotion of a sexual performance by a child. He admitted that he tried to promote pornographic video images of a child Jan. 22, 2012, in the town of Adams.
In other court activity:
Matthew J. Creighton Jr., 32, whose last known address was 33375 Broadwell Road, Theresa, was sentenced to six years probation and ordered to register with the state as a Level 1 sex offender after pleading guilty Dec. 2 to second-degree attempted dissemination of indecent material to a minor and second-degree sex abuse. He had been charged by state police in August with sending a picture of nudity to a 13-year-old girl and subjecting the same girl to sexual contact in the town of Theresa. At the time of his plea, he also was sentenced to 180 days in the PSB for the attempted dissemination of indecent material conviction.
Michael R. Gillespie, 25, Watertown, was sentenced to time served at the PSB and five years probation after pleading guilty Nov. 25 to second-degree vehicular assault and third-degree assault. He admitted that he was driving under the influence of controlled substances on Oct. 10, 2011, when he caused a car crash on Route 12 in the town of Rutland in which two people in a second vehicle were injured.
Terry L. Clegg, 37, Shiremanstown, Pa., was sentenced to five years probation after pleading guilty Nov. 20 to third-degree burglary. He was charged in a grand jury indictment handed up in November with entering the Watertown residence of Stephanie Deline with the intent to commit a crime and then painting graffiti on walls and doors on May 26. His probation supervision will be transferred to Pennsylvania.
John M. Merideth, 34, Watertown, was sentenced to five years probation and fined $1,000 after pleading guilty Nov. 25 to first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and a violation of the ignition interlock provision. He also admitted violating probation by committing the new crimes.
He admitted driving while intoxicated Sept. 4 on Route 11 in the town of Watertown while his drivers license was suspended or revoked for a prior alcohol-related offense. He also admitted he was operating a vehicle that was not equipped with an ignition interlock device. At the time, he was serving five years probation imposed in November 2012 after a conviction for fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. His drivers license also was revoked Friday and he was ordered to install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he owns or operates.
Heather M. Williams, age not available, Dix Hills, was sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty Sept. 24 to second-degree promoting prison contraband and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. She admitted that on Feb. 2 she possessed amphetamine pills that she tried to bring into the Cape Vincent Correctional Facility. Her probation supervision will be transferred to Suffolk County.
Jamie L. Countryman, 27, of 16904 County Route 53, Dexter, was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to pay her share of $2,672 in restitution after pleading guilty Nov. 26 to second-degree criminal trespass. She admitted that on June 18 she, with others, entered the Ashland Road property of Krista Yott in the town of Lyme without permission.
Andrew Inabinet, 52, an inmate at Orleans Correctional Facility, pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted promotion of prison contraband. He admitted trying to possess a lock in a sock, a dangerous instrument, while incarcerated Oct. 7 at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility. He is expected to be sentenced April 14 to an additional 1½ to 3 years in prison. He is serving a 3- to 7-year sentence imposed in March in Kings County for third-degree robbery, according to the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision website.
Ambrose C. Barnes, 25, Watertown, pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. He admitted he tried to possess cocaine with the intent to sell the drug Nov. 18 in Watertown. He is expected to be sentenced March 10 to four years in prison, followed by an additional two years of supervision upon his release. Judge Kim H. Martusewicz will mandate that he serve his sentence in the prison systems Willard Drug Treatment Program. If he completes the 90-day program, he serves the remainder of his sentence under parole supervision.
Marshall W. VanSchepen, 23, of 241 Winslow St., Apt. 2A, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DWI, second-degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving and resisting arrest. He admitted that he drove while intoxicated and at an excessive speed Sept. 8 in Thompson Park. He also admitted that he drove his vehicle into an occupied city police cruiser and that he struggled with officers as they tried to arrest to him. He is expected to be sentenced April 18 to three years probation, be fined $1,000 and be ordered to perform community service. He also will have his drivers license revoked and be subject to the interlock provision.
Joshua J. Cole, 28, of 27031 Route 26, Theresa, pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child. He admitted that sometime in April he had inappropriate contact with a 7-year-old girl in the town of Theresa. He is expected to be sentenced March 25 to three years probation and three weekends working at the PSB.
Ronald McKenny, 28, a resident of Maryland, was arraigned on a sealed indictment containing three counts each of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. It is alleged that he had and sold cocaine in Watertown in mid-April and twice more in early May. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was sent to the PSB on $15,000 bail.