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Police, Fire, Courts

January 12, 2013

Pleas entered in Franklin County Court

MALONE — Judge Robert G. Main Jr. presided over a number of cases recently in Franklin County Court.

Here’s a look:

Michael Lewis, 35, of Burke pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, stemming from an incident March 26. He was indicted by a grand jury Nov. 14 on charges of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Sentencing is set for March 11.

Amy Bingham, 43, of Drum Street Road, Fort Covington pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol level above 0.08 percent, stemming from an incident July 4.

She was indicted by a grand jury for DWI and for DWI with a blood-alcohol level above 0.08 percent. Sentencing is March 11.

Owen Swamp, 36, of Route 37, Hogansburg pleaded not guilty to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, stemming from an incident Oct. 25. He was taken to County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 insurance bond, and a conference on his case is scheduled for Jan. 17.

Belinda J. Williams, 40, of Highland Street, Syracuse was sentenced to three years in state prison for third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, stemming from an incident Feb. 1, 2011. She was also ordered to serve two years of post-release supervision on that charge, and she was sentenced to a concurrent one-to-three-year term for third-degree intimidation. Williams was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, second-degree conspiracy and intimidating a victim or witness.

Rory R. Williams, 35, of Highland Street, Syracuse was sentenced as a second-felony offender to six years in state prison for third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, stemming from an incident Feb. 2, 2011. He was also ordered to serve three years of post-release supervision.

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