Press-Republican

November 27, 2013

Defendants sentenced in Franklin County Court


Press-Republican

---- — MALONE — A number of inmates and others were sentenced in Franklin County Court recently.

Two judges pronounced the sentences.

In cases handled by Clinton County Court Judge Patrick R. McGill, serving as interim Franklin County Court judge:

Ronnie Guity, 25, an inmate at Livingston Correctional Facility, was sentenced to 1½ to 3 years in state prison as a second-felony offender for first-degree attempted promotion of prison contraband. The case stems from an incident April 29, 2012, at Franklin Correctional Facility. The term will run consecutive to the sentence Guity is now serving.

David Coombs, 29, an inmate at Upstate Correctional Facility, was sentenced to 1½ to 3 years in state prison as a second-felony offender for first-degree attempted promotion of prison contraband. The cases stems from an incident on Aug. 13, 2012, at Upstate Correctional Facility. The term will run consecutive to the sentence Coombs is now serving.

Ricardo Rivera, 31, an inmate at Upstate Correctional Facility, was sentenced to 1½ to 3 years in state prison as a second-felony offender for first-degree attempted promotion of prison contraband. The cases stems from an incident on Aug. 13, 2012, at Bare Hill Correctional Facility. The term will run consecutive to sentence Rivera is now serving.

Shaquan Kelly, 23, an inmate at Gouverneur Correctional Facility, was sentenced to 1½ to 3 years in state prison as a second-felony offender for first-degree attempted promotion of prison contraband. The cases stems from an incident on Jan. 8 at Bare Hill Correctional Facility.  

The term will run consecutive to sentence Kelly is now serving.

Branden Hughes, 22, an inmate at McGregor Correctional Facility, was sentenced to 1½ to 3 years in state prison as a second-felony offender for first-degree attempted promotion of prison contraband. The case stems from an incident Jan. 15 at Bare Hill Correctional Facility.  

The term will run consecutive to sentence Hughes is now serving.

Dylon Wade, an inmate at Upstate Correctional Facility, was sentenced to 1 ½ to 3 years in state prison as a second-felony offender for first-degree attempted promotion of prison contraband.

The cases stems from an incident on May 31 at Bare Hill Upstate Correctional Facility. The term will run consecutive to sentence Wade is now serving.

Adam M. Petell, 18, of Route 11, Malone was sentenced to two concurrent 2 ½-year terms in state prison for two counts of fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, stemming from incidents April 17 and May 1. His driver’s license was suspended, and he was also ordered to serve three years of post-release supervision on each count and must pay a $1,000 fine on each count and $70 in restitution.

In cases heard before County Court Judge Robert G. Main Jr.:

William Terrell, 54, of Bombay was sentenced to five years of probation for failure to register as a sex offender, stemming from an incident April 15.

Matthew Taylor, 30, of Saranac Lake was sentenced to five years of probation, with the first six months in County Jail for fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, stemming from an incident June 18. He was indicted by a grand jury for fifth-degree criminal sale and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Taylor was also ordered to pay a $500 fine and $90 in restitution and saw his driver’s license suspended.

Joseph Puccini, 45, of Saranac Lake was sentenced to five years of probation, with the first 100 days in County Jail for third-degree possession of a weapon, stemming from an incident May 2, 2012. He was indicted by a grand jury for third-degree possession of a weapon, endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree menacing. Puccini was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

Shane Monaghan, 23, of Park Street, Malone was sentenced to concurrent five-year terms of probation, with the first six months in County Jail, for three counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, stemming from incidents July 27, 2012, and Aug. 27, 2012.

He was indicted by a grand jury on three counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Monaghan was also ordered to pay $400 in restitution.

Jay Hutchins, 37, of West Street, Malone was sentenced to five years of probation, with the first six months on electronic-home monitoring, for driving while intoxicated, stemming from an incident May 26. He was originally charged with driving while in for allegedly having a blood-alcohol level of .08 percent or above, felony DWI, failure to keep right, making an improper signal and failure to notify the State Department of Motor Vehicles about a change of address. Hutchins was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, and his driver’s license was revoked for a year.

— By Staff Writer Denise Raymo