Press-Republican

June 25, 2013

Clinton County Court: June 25, 2013

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---- — PLATTSBURGH — Clinton County Court judges sentenced numerous felony offenders in recent sessions. 

Here’s the disposition of the felony cases:

Sentences handed down by Clinton County Family Court Judge Timothy Lawliss:

William R. Favreau, 29, of Peru pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary and was sentenced to four years in state prison, determinate, with four years of post-release supervision. Favreau was ordered to pay a $625 fine and $375 in surcharges. The charges stem from an incident on Christmas Eve 2012.

Theodore J. Carter, 26, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary and was sentenced to five years in prison, determinate, with five years of post-release supervision. Carter must also pay $375 in surcharges, provide a sample of his DNA and pay the sample collection fee.

Sentences handed down by Clinton County Court Judge Patrick McGill:

Shawn Palmer, 35, of South Alburg, Vt., pleaded guilty to two counts of felony driving while intoxicated and was sentenced to one and one-third to four years in prison concurrent to his other felony conviction, for which he received one and one-third to four years. Palmer was ordered to pay $1,140 in mandatory surcharges, provide a sample of his DNA and pay the associated fee. His license was suspended, and an ignition-interlock device must be installed on his vehicle.

Edgardo Cucuta, 30, an inmate at Upstate Correctional Facility in Malone, pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted prison contraband and was sentenced to one and one-half to three years in prison as a second felony offender consecutive to his undischarged term of incarceration. Cucuta must pay $375 in mandatory surcharges, provide a sample of his DNA and pay the sample collection fee. According to state prison records, Cucuta is serving time for convictions of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon.

John Smith Jr., 38, of Keeseville pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted assault and was sentenced to six months in jail and five years of probation. Smith was ordered to pay restitution and a $300 surcharge, provide a sample of his DNA and pay the sample collection fee. An order of protection was issued by the court.

Phillip Guastella, 28, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny and was sentenced to one year in jail. He must also pay restitution and fees, provide a sample of his DNA and pay the sample collection fee.

Sentences handed down by Clinton County Court Judge Kevin Ryan:

John E. Arnold Jr., 52, of Alburgh, Vt. pleaded guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger and speeding in a construction zone and was sentenced to five years of probation, which will be handled in Vermont. Arnold was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, a $495 surcharge, the Victim Impact Panel fee and a $100 fine for speeding in a work zone. He must also provide a sample of his DNA and pay the sample collection fee. The conviction stems from an August 2012 incident.

Jamell Q. McNealy, 21, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property and was sentenced to nine months in jail on each charge, to be served concurrently. McNealy was ordered to pay $375 in mandatory surcharges, provide a sample of his DNA and pay the associated fee.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg