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Watertown man sentenced to prison for probation violation


A Watertown man was sentenced Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to 1 years in state prison after admitting he violated the terms of his probation supervision.

Wesley B. Butler, 21, whose last known address was 102 Creekwood Drive, Apt. 32, was also ordered to undergo an additional year of supervision upon his release from prison after admitting he violated probation by continuing to use marijuana while under supervision and by failing to report to his probation officer on at least one occasion.

Mr. Butler was serving five years’ probation imposed in November after a guilty plea in September to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. He admitted that on May 13, with others, he tried to sell heroin within the county.

In other court activity:

Rebecca S. Keegan, 28, Pierrepont Manor, was sentenced to six months’ time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and five years’ probation after pleading guilty Jan. 28 to fourth-degree grand larceny. She was charged in a grand jury indictment handed up in September with stealing money from Beverly Wilson between May and August 2012 in the town of Ellisburg and with possessing a debit card stolen from Ms. Wilson and using it to obtain money or merchandise. She was also ordered to pay $3,600 in restitution.

Caleb A. Bellinger, 24, of 14103 County Route 75, Adams, was sentenced to five years’ probation after pleading guilty Jan. 31 to second-degree assault. He had entered his plea using a partial Alford plea, meaning he did not admit to all of the facts in the underlying case, but was pleading guilty to avoid possibly facing a stiffer sentence if convicted at trial. He had been accused of breaking the leg of his neighbor, Michael Rumsey, during an April 18 altercation in the town of Adams.

John S. Oregon, 25, of 1107 McDonald Hill Road, Ellisburg, was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the PSB and five years’ probation after pleading guilty Dec. 17 to felony driving while intoxicated, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and second-degree criminal contempt. Further information about the charges was not available from the court. He was also fined $1,500, had his driver’s license revoked and was ordered to install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he owns or operates.

Cynthia L. Clark, 59, of 16338 Evans Road, Dexter, was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge after pleading guilty Jan. 21 to welfare fraud and fourth-degree attempted grand larceny. She admitted that between last January and August she tried to receive food stamp and Medicaid benefits while failing to report income from a job to the Department of Social Services. She paid full restitution up front.

Marcel A. Chevalier, 26, Baldwinsville, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny. He entered his plea using an Alford plea, telling Judge Kim H. Martusewicz that he had no recollection of the incident because he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Assistant District Attorney Nicole L. Kyle told Judge Martusewicz that, had the matter proceeded to trial, prosecutors would have presented evidence showing that Mr. Chevalier, while working for a vacuum cleaning company on Jan. 30, was allowed to enter a town of Rutland home, where he stole a ring. Mrs. Kyle said after the homeowner contacted Mr. Chevalier’s employer about the missing ring, he stopped showing up for work. The ring was later recovered at a Syracuse pawn shop, where Mr. Chevalier had signed paperwork stating he was its owner, according to Mrs. Kyle.

He is expected to be sentenced May 9 to five years’ probation.

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