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LOWVILLE — A Lowville man accused of shaking his young son was sentenced Friday in Lewis County Court to state prison time.

Wenrick J. Fleming Jr., 38, of 5490 River Road, Apt. 1, was sentenced on a charge of first-degree reckless endangerment to 213 to 7 years in prison, with possible inclusion in 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. Fleming, who pleaded guilty to the charge Jan. 24, also was ordered to pay $375 in court fees, and Judge Daniel R. King issued an order of protection on the victim’s behalf that is to run for eight years past his maximum release date.

He was accused of shaking his 9-month-old son on Nov. 13, 2012, causing brain injuries.

Also in Lewis County Court on Friday:

Robert C. Maxfield, 40, of 685 Redfield Road, Camden, was sentenced to nine months in county jail and $250 in court fees on a charge of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He also was ordered to destroy the gun in question. Mr. Maxfield was accused of unlawfully possessing a pistol Oct. 15 in the town of Denmark.

Mark D. LaBounty, 48, of 5 Jordan Drive, Richland, was sentenced to five years’ probation, $4,090.57 in restitution and $375 in court fees on a charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief, to which he pleaded guilty Dec. 20. Mr. LaBounty was accused of taking logs belonging to Porter Herman Inc. between May 31 and June 30 in the town of Osceola.

Andrea R. Jackson, 21, of 10219 Washington St., Copenhagen, was arraigned on a charge of second-degree falsifying business records and pleaded guilty. She then was sentenced to three years’ probation, $385.85 restitution that was paid and $50 in court fees. She was accused of, from Sept. 27 through Oct. 30, making 18 false entries at Stewart’s Shop in Lowville to get money to which she was not entitled.

Michael A. Townsend, 55, of 6621 Baldwin Road, Glenfield, was arraigned on charges of second-degree criminal possession of marijuana and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and pleaded guilty to both. Sentencing was set for April 11. Mr. Townsend was accused of, on Nov. 15 in the town of Watson, having 18.5 ounces of marijuana and a Remington shotgun.

Michael A. Bauer, 33, Poughkeepsie, pleaded guilty to second-degree bail jumping. Sentencing in his case — also including a third-degree criminal possession of a weapon charge — was set for Friday. Mr. Bauer was accused of stealing two revolvers from the town of Greig residence of Randolph Bauer in September 2012, then failing to appear for a sentencing hearing Nov. 8 in County Court after pleading guilty to the weapon charge last April.

William J. Dolan Jr., 36, of 4534 River Road, Lyons Falls, was arraigned on a charge of second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child and pleaded innocent. His case was adjourned to March 28. Mr. Dolan was accused of, between July 1, 2008, and Feb. 28, 2010, in the town of West Turin, having sexual contact with a girl under the age of 13 on multiple occasions.

Deforest M. Flansburg, 54, of 2015 Kotary Road, Constableville, was arraigned on a charge of first-degree criminal contempt and pleaded innocent. His case was adjourned to March 28. Mr. Flansburg was accused of, on Dec. 23 in the town of Lewis, violating an order of protection held by Denise Flansburg.

Shane M. Hayes, 37, of 6174 Blue St., Glenfield, had his case of felony aggravated driving while intoxicated adjourned to April 11. Mr. Hayes was stopped Aug. 25 on Main Street in Glenfield.

Teresia L. Jenne, 38, of 7786 Brantingham Road, Greig, had sentencing in her case of two counts of first-degree identity theft and one count of third-degree grand larceny adjourned to Friday. Ms. Jenne was accused of trying to pass herself off as Kurt Jenne on both April 8 and April 15 by providing his personal information to a bank and a financial loan company, respectively, as well as cashing a $5,000 check Sept. 9 from a Community Bank account that didn’t have money in it.

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