Press-Republican

August 19, 2013

Clinton County Sentencings: Aug. 19, 2013


Press-Republican

— PLATTSBURGH — Clinton County Court judges recently sentenced several offenders.

All charges are felonies, unless noted otherwise.

Sentences handed down by Judge Patrick McGill:

Ryan M. Dupee, 18, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny and was sentenced to one year in jail. Dupee was ordered to pay $1,112.50 in restitution, $300 in surcharges and a crime victims fee of $25. The charge stems from an October 2012 incident.

Toby Gamache, 44, of Champlain pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and was sentenced to five years of probation. Gamache was ordered to pay $40 in restitution, provide a DNA sample and pay the associated fee. His license was suspended. The charge stems from a December 2012 arrest.

Kristy L. Seymour, 35, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted forgery and was sentenced to five years of probation. Seymour was ordered to pay $375 in mandatory surcharges and provide a sample of her DNA and pay the associated fee. Her right to an appeal was waived. Seymour will undergo a substance abuse evaluation and follow-up treatment. The charges stem from a March 2012 arrest.

Danny Spear, 46, of Altona pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to three years determinate prison timewith two years of post-release supervision and time in the Shock Incarceration Program. Spear is required to pay a $500 fine, a $375 surcharge, provide a DNA sample and pay the associated fee. Spear’s license was suspended, and his right to an appeal was waived.

William E. Waterson, 24, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to second-degree forgery and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and was sentenced to two terms of probation. Waterson was ordered to pay $2,530 in fines and restitution. He must provide a DNA sample and pay the associated fee. Waterson is required to undergo alcohol/substance abuse treatment. The charges stem from a July 2012 incident.

Sentences handed down by Judge Kevin Ryan:

Sherman S. Baker, 33, of Peru pleaded guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance and was sentenced as a second-felony offender to seven years determinate prison time with two years of post-release supervision. Baker must provide a DNA sample and pay the sample collection fee. His license was suspended. The charges stem from a December 2012 arrest.

Michelle Benedict, 46, of Mooers pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 90 days in jail and five years of probation. Benedict was ordered to pay $40 restitution for the drug buy money, $75 in surcharges and a crime victims fee. Her license was suspended, and she is required to provide a DNA sample and pay the sample collection fee. Benedict will undergo a substance abuse evaluation and treatment.

John P. Decoste, 51, of Mooers Forks pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to six years in prison and five years of post-release supervision. Decoste was ordered to forfeit cash, pay surcharges and provide a sample of his DNA and pay the associated fee. Decoste’s license was revoked. The charges stem from a June 2012 arrest.

Tarey B. Meyer, 43, of Keeseville pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal sale of controlled substance and was sentenced to 10 months in jail. Meyer was ordered to pay restitution, provide a DNA sample and pay the sample collection fee. His license was suspended.

Jamie Dubois, 38, of Champlain pleaded guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right and was sentenced to five years of probation and the payment of fines and surcharges. Dubois must pay the Victim Impact Panel fee, and an ignition interlock device will be installed on his vehicles. The charges stem from an October 2012 incident.

Charles W. Giddings, 29, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal possession of controlled substance and was sentenced to five years determinate prison time with three years post-release supervision as a second-felony offender. Giddings was ordered to pay $375 in mandatory surcharges and provide a DNA sample and pay the collection fee. His license was suspended, and his right to an appeal was waived. The charges stem from a December 2012 arrest.

Scott B. Guerin, 36, of Champlain pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree criminal sale of controlled substance and was sentenced to four years determinate prison time with two years of post-release supervision with participation in the State Shock Incarceration Program. Guerin must pay $320 in restitution, $75 in mandatory surcharges and provide a DNA sample and pay the associated fee. His license was suspended, and his right to an appeal was waived. The charges stem from a December 2012 arrest.

Jason M. Metcalfe, 40, of Chazy pleaded guilty to third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine and was sentenced to two years determinate prison time with one year post-release supervision to be served concurrent to his existing sentence. Metcalfe was ordered to pay $375 in mandatory surcharges and provide a sample of his DNA and pay the associated fee. His license was suspended.

Metcalfe also pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny and second-degree burglary and was sentenced to two to four years in prison and six years determinate prison time with four years post-release supervision. These sentences are to be served concurrent to the other current sentences. Metcalfe was ordered to pay $32,500 in restitution, $75 in mandatory surcharges and the crime victims fee. The grand larceny and burglary charges stem from an Aug. 2012 arrest.