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Repeat probation violations land Chase Mills woman in jail

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CANTON — A Chase Mills woman was sentenced to a year in St. Lawrence County jail Tuesday for continual violations of probation.

Heather R. Deragon, 19, of 412 Dishaw Road, was placed on one year interim probation on Dec. 10, 2012, by County Judge Jerome J. Richards after her Aug. 7, 2012, guilty plea to fourth-degree grand larceny.

Ms. Deragon was charged with the theft of a jewelry box from the Liberty Avenue residence of Tammy Stark.

Judge Richards recounted times Ms. Deragon violated her probation, including testing positive for cocaine during a probation visit Sept. 17. Her probation was extended another year Nov. 18, but Judge Richards said she again failed to comply when she tested positive for marijuana use Jan. 15.

Had she been successful in completing her probation, Ms. Deragon would have earned the opportunity to plead to a lesser misdemeanor charge and receive youthful offender status, meaning she would not have a criminal record.

In addition to her jail sentence, Ms. Deragon was ordered to pay restitution of $4,290.83 and court fines, fees and surcharges totaling $50.

In other court action Tuesday:

Jamal W. Hughes, 27, an inmate at Ogdensburg Correctional Facility, pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted possession of dangerous contraband.

Court documents state that on May 4, Mr. Hughes had a 1-inch-long metal and plastic makeshift knife inside a rubber glove that was concealed in his rectum. The weapon was discovered as he was being processed for incarceration on a charge of second-degree assault.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 21.

Mark A. Reese, 41, of Schenectady, formerly of 901 Ford Ave., Ogdensburg, was sentenced to five years’ probation after his Dec. 3, 2012, guilty plea to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated and his Dec. 13 guilty plea to fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

On March 9, 2012, while operating a taxi in the city, Mr. Reese was found in possession of an undisclosed quantity of oxycodone pills, with a total street value of $1,500, which he attempted to sell, city police said at the time of arrest. He also was found to be intoxicated and operating the taxi with a suspended license.

In addition to his probation sentence, Mr. Reese was ordered to pay $376 in restitution and court fines, fees and surcharges totaling $ 1,445. Judge Richards transferred probation supervision to Schenectady County.

In court action Feb. 11:

Scott W. Bickford, 37, of 68 Southville Road, West Stockholm, was sentenced to nine years in prison after failing to successfully complete his participation in the Judicial Diversion Program, which he entered in December.

Mr. Bickford, on Sept. 8. 2011, had pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sale of firearms, second-degree falsely reporting an incident and third-degree grand larceny. He was sentenced as a second felony offender because of his May 28, 2002, conviction of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

In addition to his prison sentence, Mr. Bickford was sentenced to five years’ parole and ordered to pay $10,404 in restitution and court fines, fees and surcharges totaling $150.

Jared C. Adner, 19, Poughkeepsie, formerly of 8 Stevens St., Canton, was placed on one year of interim probation after his April 25 guilty plea to second-degree attempted burglary.

Mr. Adner illegally entered a town of Pierrepont home in January or February 2012 and later was found in possession of a stolen .22-caliber rifle.

He also was ordered to pay restitution of $650 and fines, fees and surcharges totaling $65. Probation supervision was transferred to Dutchess County.

In court action Feb. 10:

Joseph M. Bateman, 30, of 419 Mansion Ave., Ogdensburg, was sentenced to the Willard Drug Treatment Program after his Dec. 12 guilty plea to three counts of fourth-degree grand larceny.

On June 22, 2012, Mr. Bateman stole a money bag containing approximately $6,000 from the Factory Fireplace Store, 7814 Route 68, Ogdensburg. On July 6, on the 200 block of Lake Street, Ogdensburg, he grabbed $50 out of the hand of Aspen K. Jennings and fled. On May 5, he took $51 in cash from an apron belonging to Rachel A. Gordon, 25, of 421 Hamilton St., Ogdensburg, and threw a desk at her.

If Mr. Bateman is unsuccessful at Willard, he faces 7 to 15 years in prison.

In addition to his sentence, Mr. Bateman was ordered to pay restitution of $6,000 and fines, fees and surcharges totaling $375.

In court action Feb. 7:

Trevor Jameson, 19, of 508 Ford St., Ogdensburg, was sentenced to six months in St. Lawrence County jail and five years’ probation after his guilty plea to first-degree criminal contempt and third-degree burglary.

On June 29, 2012, Mr. Jameson went to the home of Kacie T. Whitney, 26, of 707 Pickering St., Ogdensburg, violating a court order of protection.

He was ordered to pay restitution of $112.44.

Kathy L. Sharpstene, 57, of 37 Mill St. Russell, was resentenced to 18 months in prison for violating probation.

Ms. Sharpstene was convicted Sept. 19, 2012, of third-degree criminal sale of marijuana and was sentenced to five years’ probation. On Jan. 21 she was arrested by state police in the theft of $400 worth of merchandise from the Walmart Supercenter, Potsdam. Additionally, on April 15, she admitted to probation officials that she had smoked crack cocaine and tested positive for alcohol use.

In addition to her prison sentence, she was sentenced to one year of parole and ordered to pay restitution of $300 and fines, fees and surcharges totaling $375.

Wayne Henry Jr., 35, of Brooklyn, was sentenced as a second felony drug offender with a prior violent conviction to two years in prison for fifth-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance.

On Dec. 2, Mr. Henry was in possession of 7.5 grams of cocaine in Ogdensburg.

He also was sentenced to three years’ parole and ordered to pay fines, fees and surcharges totaling $375.

In court action Feb. 6:

Allen J. Oshier, 30, of 6069 Route 11, Canton, pleaded guilty to felony attempted criminal possession of a narcotic drug.

Mr. Oshier was arrested with others by the county Drug Task Force on Oct. 9 following a traffic stop on Route 37 in the town of Louisville, where a sheriff’s department K-9 unit and deputies said a free-air sniff of the vehicle’s exterior led to the discovery of 21 packets of heroin.

Mr. Oshier was charged by sheriff’s deputies with criminal possession of a hypodermic needle.

Sentencing was adjourned to March 24.

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