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Evans Mills man sentenced to prison for probation violation

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An Evans Mills man was sentenced Wednesday to 1 years in state prison after admitting that he violated terms of probation.

Marcus E. Hood, 28, also was ordered to undergo an additional year of supervision upon his release from prison after his admission that he violated probation by being arrested in January for third-degree assault and by failing to report to his probation officer on at least one occasion.

At the time of his arrest, he was serving five years’ probation imposed in December for third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance.

In other court activity Wednesday:

Mark S. Remington, 26, Watertown, admitted violating probation and was sentenced to a year in the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building. He admitted violating supervision by being charged in November with third-degree assault and by consuming alcohol before the incident. At the time of his arrest, he was serving a five-year probation sentence imposed in August 2012 after he entered guilty pleas in June 2012 to third-degree attempted robbery, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Jamal R. Gholston, 18, Watertown, was sentenced to six months in the PSB and five years’ probation after pleading guilty Feb. 14 to second-degree attempted burglary. He admitted that on Nov. 26, with another, he tried to enter the Route 65 residence of Bernard J. Tufo with the intent to steal something. He also was ordered to pay $440 in restitution.

Kristy S. Stoner, 43, Watertown, was sentenced to six months in the PSB after pleading guilty Dec. 17 to second-degree criminal contempt. Further information about the charge was not available from the court.

Angela R. King, 45, was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the PSB and restored to probation after an admission in March 2013 that she violated probation by continuing to use cocaine and alcohol while under supervision. She was serving five years’ probation imposed in October 2010 for fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Laquanta J. Scales, 22, Fort Drum, was sentenced to five years’ probation after pleading guilty Jan. 17 to second-degree assault. She admitted that on Jan. 19, 2011, she entered Carthage Central School, where she was not a student, for the purpose of assaulting a 16-year-old girl there, causing the juvenile to suffer a closed-head injury that resulted in substantial pain and required medical treatment.

Ronnie L. O’Connor, 65, Watertown, was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and fined $1,500 after pleading guilty Feb. 21 to misdemeanor driving while intoxicated 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 also was ordered to perform 40 hours of community service, had his driver’s license revoked and was ordered to install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he owns or operates.

Patrick J. Collins, 36, Watertown, pleaded guilty to second-degree sex abuse. He admitted that he had sexual contact with a child under the age of 14 on Sept. 10 in Watertown. He is expected to be sentenced May 27 to probation and be ordered to register with the state as a sex offender.

Megan N. Westfall, 22, Black River, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. She admitted that between Sept. 19 and Oct. 14 she possessed unspecified stolen property that she tried to sell at a pawnshop. She subsequently was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge after paying $4,185 in restitution. She also was ordered to pay a remaining restitution balance of $2,133 in the form of a civil judgment.

Robert J. Sampson Jr., 29, an inmate at Orleans Correctional Facility, pleaded guilty to petit larceny. He admitted that in March 2013 he took a car and sold it as scrap metal without the owner’s permission. He subsequently was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and was ordered to pay $1,300 in the form of a civil judgment. He is serving up to 10 years in prison, to which he was sentenced in August for burglary and grand larceny charges after violating Drug Court.

In court Thursday, Jason M. Martin, 38, Albany, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Further information about the charge was not available. He is expected to be sentenced May 22 to time served at the PSB and a three-year conditional discharge, with an order to complete the Bridge program.

In court activity Monday:

Gregory A. Hess, 33, Evans Mills, pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary. He admitted that he broke into a town of LeRay residence Jan. 11 to beat up an occupant, Michael Young. Mr. Hess is expected to be sentenced May 15 to no longer than six months in the PSB and five years’ probation. He also will be ordered to pay $7,700 in restitution.

Stephen E. White, 49, Watertown, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal contempt. He admitted violating a Family Court order of protection held by Linda P. White by pushing her Nov. 23. He had pleaded guilty Oct. 15 to third-degree criminal mischief resulting from one incident and third-degree assault due to a second. Mr. White admitted that on May 24 he damaged a stove, refrigerator and other items at his former residence at 368 Franklin St., Apt. 4. He further admitted that on July 5 he injured John W. Corbett by striking him in the arm with a 3-foot fan.

Mr. White was sentenced Monday on the criminal mischief and assault convictions to five years’ probation, and was ordered to pay $4,350 in restitution. He was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge on the contempt conviction.

Scott E. Smith, 56, Dexter, pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny and second-degree falsifying business records. He used Alford pleas, meaning he did not admit to the facts underlying the case, but was pleading guilty to avoid a possible harsher sentence if convicted of the crimes at trial.

Assistant District Attorney Walter M. Jeram Jr. told Supreme Court Judge James P. McClusky that, had the matter proceeded to trial, prosecutors would have presented evidence showing that Mr. Smith collected money owed to Gillee’s Auto Truck and Marine, Ogdensburg, but failed to remit the money to the business and never entered payments into the business’s records. Sentencing was set for May 15. Mr. Smith has paid $8,435 in restitution up front.

Steven J. Pechey, 28, Cape Vincent, pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny and petit larceny as a result of separate incidents. He admitted that he failed to report accurate wages to the Department of Social Services while receiving benefits. He also admitted using a credit card belonging to Guilfoyle Ambulance Service to buy gasoline without permission. He is expected to be sentenced May 15 to five years’ probation and be ordered to pay a total of $5,756 in restitution.

Tyrone D. Barge, 37, Watertown, pleaded guilty to felony aggravated DWI and admitted violating probation. He admitted driving while intoxicated in Watertown in January. At the time, he was serving five years’ probation imposed in January 2011 for first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He admitting violating supervision by being charged with the new crime. Judge McClusky said that if Mr. Barge complies with inpatient substance abuse treatment, he will be sentenced June 24 to a conditional discharge and be ordered to complete the Bridge Program. If he does not comply, he could face a prison sentence, Judge McClusky said.

Jacquelyn B. Smith, 32, Harrisville, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted assault. She admitted that she hit John A. Ives Jr., Watertown, on the head with a liquor bottle in September. She is expected to be sentenced May 15 to an unspecified amount of time served at the PSB and five years’ probation.

Andrieka R. Ross, 28, Watertown, pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment. She admitted subjecting her husband, Jonte D. Ross, to unwanted physical contact in July in the town of LeRay. She subsequently was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and ordered to perform 20 hours of community service.

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