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Adams man indicted for allegedly stabbing man at Watertown bar

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WATERTOWN — An Adams man was indicted on allegations that he stabbed another man in the neck during a bar fight in Watertown in February.

Kenneth D. Lance Jr., 25, whose last known address was 30 Grange Ave., is charged with first- and second-degree assault, second-degree menacing, second-degree reckless endangerment and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

The charges were contained in a grand jury indictment handed up Monday in Jefferson County Court.

It was alleged that Mr. Lance stabbed Kevin M. Smith, Watertown, in the neck with a knife Feb. 27 at First Round bar, 498 Factory St. Besides a cut to his neck, Mr. Smith suffered tears to his esophagus and larynx, according to the indictment.

In other indictments:

Joseph D. Coplin, 32, whose last known address was 661 Factory St., is charged with two counts of second-degree promoting prostitution and single counts of sex trafficking, first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child and first-degree perjury.

It is alleged that on Feb. 20 he intentionally advanced or profited from prostitution by unlawfully giving a 17-year-old girl, working as a prostitute, cocaine “with the intent to impair her judgment.” It is also alleged that he profited from prostitution by “controlling” a business involving prostitution activities by two or more women.

It is further alleged that he permitted the teenage girl to enter or remain in a place where sexual activity was being conducted by renting her a hotel room for the purpose of her prostitution work. He also is alleged to have lied to a grand jury investigating the matter April 30.

Heather M. Crutchfield, 25, whose last known address was 203 Creekwood Drive, Apt. 4, faces two counts of first-degree assault and single counts of second-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree menacing and second-degree obstructing governmental administration.

It is alleged that on April 19 she stabbed Mia E. LaMarche, Watertown, in the head and neck at a party at a Camp Avenue apartment. According to the indictment, Ms. LaMarche suffered deep cuts to her nose, lip, head, neck and side of her face causing serious and protracted disfigurement. It is also alleged that Ms. Crutchfield refused to be fingerprinted and pulled away from officers as they tried to arrest her.

James J. Jones, 48, whose last known address was 22222 Boundary St., is charged with two counts each of first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child and endangering the welfare of a child. It is alleged that between January 2006 and summer 2009 he had repeated sexual contact with a female child, beginning when the child was 6.

Alexander O. White, 26, whose last known address was 629 Cooper St., was charged in one indictment with 10 counts each of second-degree forgery and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Other charges were single counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth- and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, second degree identity theft and petit larceny, and with second-degree burglary and theft of services in a second indictment.

It is alleged in the first indictment that he forged numerous checks belonging to Chelsea Russell between Feb. 13, 2013, and March 2, 2013. In the second indictment, it is alleged that on May 24, 2013, he unlawfully entered an apartment owned by Husky Property Management with the intent to steal something and that he received electrical service at the apartment while knowing that the service was bypassing a meter used to record power usage.

Robert O. Mono, 28, Watertown, faces three counts each of third-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal mischief and single counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth- and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny.

It is alleged that between July 20 and July 22 he entered the Odds N Ends store in Watertown, stealing more than $1,000 worth of property and damaging a glass door. It is further alleged that he broke into Pennock’s Ice Cream Shop on Route 3 in the town of Houns-field on July 23, damaging a window, and breaking into the Golden Unicorn restaurant on Route 3 in the town of Rutland on either July 22 or July 23, damaging a window and stealing a lockbox and cash.

Steve R. Smith, 48, whose last known address was 911 Salina St., Apt. A, is charged with third-degree welfare fraud, third-degree grand larceny and misuse of food stamps, as well as 15 counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. It is alleged that between Jan. 11, 2011, and March 6, 2013, he received more than $3,000 worth of food stamp benefits while providing false information to the county Department of Social Services.

Everett W. Benway, 43, whose last known address was 537 Olive St., is charged with second-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, criminal possession of the precursors to methamphetamine, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine.

It is alleged that on Nov. 9 he possessed more than two ounces of methamphetamine, and that he had the materials needed to make the drug and made it. He was charged with making methamphetamine after a fire at his residence.

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