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Police, Fire, Courts

June 12, 2014

Sentences handed down in Franklin County Court

MALONE — Franklin County Court Judge Robert G. Main Jr. handled several cases recently.

Here are the dispositions:

James Besaw III, 35, of Ober Street, Massena pleaded not guilty to a grand-jury indictment charging him with second-degree criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance, both felonies.

He was taken to County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 insurance bond.

Bradley Mulverhill, 18, of Westville pleaded not guilty to a grand-jury indictment charging him with first-degree burglary, a felony; two counts of second-degree assault, a felony; third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.

He was taken to County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 insurance bond.

Timothy Ropas, 19, of Malone pleaded not guilty to a grand-jury indictment charging him with first-degree burglary, a felony; second-degree assault, a felony; third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.

He was taken to County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 insurance bond.

Christopher Belile, 25, of Hogansburg pleaded not guilty to two grand-jury indictments charging him with fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, both felonies, stemming from an incident Dec. 3, 2013, and second-degree assault, a felony, and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration, a misdemeanor, stemming from an incident April 22.

He was sent to County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 insurance bond.

Alain Forget, 43, of Malone was sentenced to seven years in state prison with five years of post-release supervision for third-degree criminal sale of a firearm, a felony, stemming from an incident Dec. 12, 2013. He was also ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution.

The sentence is to run concurrent to a term he is serving in federal prison.

— By Staff Writer Denise Raymo

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