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March 11, 2013

Clinton County Court: March 9, 2013

PLATTSBURGH — A number of people who had been charged with felonies were sentenced recently in Clinton County Court.

Sentencings handed down by Clinton County Judge Patrick McGill:

Richard L. Gibson, 40, of Plattsburgh was found guilty after a jury trial and was convicted of fourth-degree grand larceny and second-degree falsifying business records and was sentenced to three years conditional release with $1,000 in restitution and 100 hours of community service. Gibson must provide a DNA sample and pay the $50 DNA fee, a $25 crime victims fee and $500 fine for falsifying business records. The charges stem from a November 2011 incident.

Lorrie L. Hynes, 39, of Malone pleaded guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated and was sentenced to five years probation. Hynes must also pay a $2,000 fine, a Victims Impact Panel fee, DNA collection fee and other surcharges. She will be monitored using an Ignition Interlock Device and must undergo a substance-abuse evaluation.

Joseph M. Patnode, 30, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana and was sentenced to five years probation. Patnode was ordered to pay surcharges, provide a DNA sample and pay the associated fee. His license was suspended. The charges stem from a July 2012 incident.

Allen W. Shaffer, 24, of Mooers pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted strangulation and was sentenced to 90 days in jail and five years probation. Shaffer must provide a DNA sample and pay the associated fee as well as the Victims Impact Panel fee. Shaffer was ordered to refrain from breaking the order of protection and to pay fines and surcharges. The charges stem from an August 2012 incident.

Gerald Mace III, 36, of Peru pleaded guilty to two charges of fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance regarding two separate cases and was sentenced to six years determinate and two years post-release supervision as a second felony offender concurrent on each case. Mace was ordered to provide a DNA sample and pay the associated charge, a $2,000 fine, a $375 mandatory surcharge and $196 in restitution. Mace’s right to an appeal was waived, and his license was suspended.

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