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Glenfield man sent to prison on marijuana, gun charges


LOWVILLE — A Glenfield man was sent to state prison on charges that he unlawfully possessed both marijuana and a gun.

Michael A. Townsend, 55, of 6621 Baldwin Road, Glenfield, in Lewis County Court Friday was sentenced, as a second-felony offender, to 3 years in prison, one year of post-release parole supervision, a six-month driver’s license suspension and $375 in court fees.

Specifically, he was charged with second-degree criminal possession of marijuana and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, to which he pleaded guilty Feb. 28.

Judge Daniel R. King also ordered that any confiscated guns be destroyed.

Mr. Townsend was accused Nov. 15 in the town of Watson of having 18.5 ounces of marijuana and a Remington shotgun.

Also in Lewis County Court Friday:

Richard A. Cobb Jr., 22, of 2466 Thomas Road, Port Leyden, was sentenced to one year in county jail, a six-month driver’s license suspension and $375 in court fees on a charge of third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, to which he pleaded guilty March 14. Mr. Cobb was accused of possessing equipment and drug-making materials May 7 at a West Turin residence.

Derek J. Bush, 23, of 5545 Linda Place, Greig, was arraigned on charges of third-degree rape and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and pleaded guilty to all three charges. Sentencing was set for May 30. Mr. Bush was accused of having sexual contact with a girl younger than 17 in August in the town of Greig, as well as having inappropriate contact with two other underage girls, one in April 2013 in the town of New Bremen and the other in October in the town of Watson.

Richard A. Johnson, 46, of 4099 Shibley Road, Lyons Falls, was arraigned on charges of driving while intoxicated and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and pleaded guilty to the charges. Sentencing was set for June 27. Mr. Johnson was stopped Feb. 7 on McAlpine Street in the town of West Turin.

Stephen J. Lagatta, 54, of 5159 Osceola Road, West Leyden, was arraigned on charges of first-degree criminal contempt, second-degree aggravated harassment, third-degree criminal mischief, petit larceny and four counts of second-degree criminal contempt, and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

His case was adjourned to May 16.

Mr. Lagatta was accused of violating an order of protection issued on Lori Legatta’s behalf in state Supreme Court by repeatedly and continuously calling her between 6 a.m. and midnight March 1, as well as orders issued through Lewis County Family Court and Lowville Village Court by sending text messages on three occasions in November and one in April. He was also accused of damaging a mattress and bedding belonging to Mrs. Lagatta Aug. 26 and 27 by urinating on them and stealing several items of her clothing.

Jeffrey P. Rocker, 45, of 3117 Canal St., Port Leyden, had his case of felony DWI, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle and insufficient turn signal adjourned to May 16. He was stopped Feb. 15 on Canal Street in Port Leyden.

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