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Natural Bridge man faces 5 years in prison for Carthage burglary


WATERTOWN — A Natural Bridge man faces up to five years in state prison after admitting Friday in Jefferson County Court that he burglarized a Carthage business.

Logan M. Moore, 20, of 43971 Church St., pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. He admitted that on June 18 he entered Farrellgas propane company, 570 S. Washington St., Carthage, without permission. Police said at the time of the incident that a vehicle was stolen from the business. Mr. Moore also admitted that a few days later, he possessed a 2002 Ford Ranger without the owner’s permission.

He is expected to be sentenced May 23 to 2 to 5 years in prison on the burglary count and a concurrent 1- to 3-year sentence on the stolen property count. At the time of his arrest, Mr. Moore was under parole supervision through Jefferson County Court, having been released from state prison in May after serving one year and four months for two counts of second-degree attempted assault and a single count of fourth-degree grand larceny, according to the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision website.

In other court activity:

Brensley M. Gibson, 30, Utica, pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. He admitted that he tried to possess cocaine with the intent to sell the drug within the county April 18. He is expected to be sentenced May 7 to 2 years in prison, followed by three additional years of supervision upon his release.

Jessica N. Bell, 36, whose last known address was 511 Jefferson St., pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny. She admitted that between March 7, 2013, and Oct. 31 she gave false information to the Department of Social Services in order to receive $8,905 in benefits to which she was not entitled. She is expected to be sentenced May 9 to five years’ probation and be ordered to pay full restitution.

Charles A. Eiss, 55, of 9693 Martin Road, Adams, pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated. He admitted that he drove while intoxicated Jan. 19 on County Route 85 in the town of Ellisburg. The charge was a felony because he had been convicted of DWI as a misdemeanor in May 2011 in Adams Village Court.

He is expected to be sentenced June 2 to four weekends in the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building, followed by five years’ probation. He will also be fined $2,500, have his driver’s license revoked and be ordered to install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he owns or operates.

Shauna M. Widrick, 26, Watertown, admitted violating probation and was resentenced to a year in the PSB. She was serving five years’ probation imposed in July 2011 after pleading guilty in March 2011 to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, cocaine. She admitted violating probation by missing at least one appointment with her probation officer and by failing to get a required substance abuse evaluation.

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