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Inmate gets 6 more years for injuring man at Watertown prison


A state prison inmate was sentenced Friday in Jefferson County Court to an additional six years’ incarceration for breaking another inmate’s leg at Watertown Correctional Facility.

Colley Curry, 26, an inmate at Upstate Correctional Facility, Malone, was also ordered to undergo an additional five years of supervision upon his release from prison after pleading guilty to second-degree assault. He had been accused in a grand jury indictment handed up in July of repeatedly jumping on the leg of another inmate at Watertown Correctional Facility, William Monarch, causing compound fractures to Mr. Monarch’s tibia and fibula, requiring surgery and causing an extensive disability on Jan. 6.

He is serving a five-year prison sentence imposed in New York County in 2010 for third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance.

In other court activity:

Cameron E. Deforest, 42, of 22250 Waterville Road, Lorraine, was sentenced to 10 years’ probation and ordered to register with the state as a Level 1 sex offender after pleading guilty Dec. 18 to possession of a sexual performance of a child. Further information about the charge was not available from the court.

Elizabeth M. Johnson, 46, Fort Campbell., Ky., was sentenced to five years’ probation and ordered to pay $67,469 in restitution after pleading guilty to second-degree grand larceny, second-degree forgery and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. She had been charged in a grand jury indictment handed up in May with writing bad checks between August 2008 and January 2010, taking the money from businesses owned by Jeffrey Countryman, including Countryman’s Garage, Philadelphia, where she was employed as a bookkeeper.

Daniel L. Merritt, 38, LaFargeville, was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and five years’ probation after pleading guilty Oct. 17 to a charge that he tried to possess a controlled substance. He had been accused of trying to possess methamphetamine May 26. The charge stemmed from the discovery of a methamphetamine lab at 657 Bronson St.

Keegan R. Dick, 20, Watertown, was sentenced to nine months in the PSB after pleading guilty Jan. 6 to fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He admitted that he possessed brass knuckles Oct. 11 in Watertown. It was illegal for him to have the weapon because he previously had been convicted of fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Brian R. Marino, 36, whose last known address was 7 E. Church St., Apt. 103, Adams, was sentenced to six months’ time served at the PSB and five years’ restitution after pleading guilty Dec. 20 to third-degree burglary. Further information was unavailable from the court.

Zachary R. Chestnutt, 22, Fort Drum, was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay $2,150 in restitution after pleading guilty Jan. 9 to fourth-degree criminal mischief. He admitted that, with another person, he intentionally damaged a vehicle belonging to Malayna L. Love on Aug. 31 on Salina Street.

Glenn R. Simmons, 20, of 525 Francis St., and Thomas A. Hubbard, 19, of 232 W. Main St., Apt. 38, pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary. Both admitted that they broke into the town of Adams residence of Michael Stewart on Nov. 16. Both are expected to be sentenced April 18 to five years’ probation and be given the choice between working four weekends at the PSB or performing 60 hours of community service.

Harley W. Stenoski, 20, Watertown, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted burglary. He admitted that on Nov. 26, with others, he tried to break into the residence of Bernard J. Tufo on County Route 65 in the town of Watertown. He is expected to be sentenced April 25 to time served at the PSB, home detention for one month and five years’ probation.

Bridget L. Hunter, 32, of 31 Ridge Road, Canton, formerly of Watertown, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny. She admitted that on July 3 she stole a wallet containing cash and a debit card from Susan M. O’Leary while at the O’Leary residence. She is expected to be sentenced April 4 to five years’ probation and be ordered to pay $3,500 in restitution.

Ronnie L. O’Connor, 65, of 25660 Branche Road, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated as a misdemeanor and endangering the welfare of a child. He admitted that he drove while intoxicated Oct. 12 on Route 37 in the town of Pamelia with a 13-year-old passenger in the vehicle. He is expected to be sentenced March 26 to a conditional discharge and be fined $1,500. He will also be ordered to perform 40 hours of community service and install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he owns or operates.

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