Press-Republican

February 5, 2013

Clinton County Court Sentencings: Feb. 4, 2013


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---- — PLATTSBURGH — A number of cases were handled recently in Clinton County Court.

Sentencings handed down by Clinton County Judge Patrick McGill:

Thomas J. Adams, 24, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated and driving the wrong way on a one-way street and was sentenced to five years probation, stemming from an April 2012 incident. Adams was ordered to pay $2,600 in fines and mandatory surcharges, pay the DWI Victims Impact Panel fee and use an ignition interlock device.

Aaron D. Avery, 35, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated and driving without headlights turned on and was sentenced to five years of probation and 15 days of electronic home monitoring, stemming from an August 2012 incident. Avery was also ordered to use an ignition interlock device, provide a DNA sample and pay the DNA sample fee, pay the DWI Victims Impact Panel fee, a $570 surcharge and a $2,000 fine.

Areanna A. Basto, 29, of Chazy pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny and was sentenced to five years probation. Basto was ordered to provide a DNA sample and pay the DNA sample fee, as well as surcharges and $2,717 in restitution.

Brian J. Bombard, 42, of Schuyler Falls pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated and was sentenced to two to six years incarceration. Bombard also pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and was sentenced to one to three years incarceration. He also admitted to unlicensed operation of a vehicle and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and was given a year in jail. The sentences will be served concurrently. The convictions stem from a March 2012 incident. Bombard was ordered to pay a $3,000 fine, $520 in surcharges and provide a DNA sample and pay the DNA sample fee. He is required to use an ignition interlock device, and his license is suspended.

Robert J. LaFountain Sr., 48, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree burglary and was sentenced to one and a third to four years in prison on each count, to be served concurrently. The conviction stems from a June 2012 incident. LaFountain was ordered to pay surcharges, $500 in restitution and provide a DNA sample and pay the DNA sample fee.

Amber Limacher, 26, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny and was sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation. Limacher also pleaded guilty to fifth-degree conspiracy and was sentenced to six months in jail. The sentences will run concurrently. The convictions stem from a November 2010 incident. Limacher was ordered to pay surcharges, provide a DNA sample and pay the DNA sample fee.

Gregory A. McClinton, 50, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal contempt and was sentenced to six years in prison and five years probation, stemming from a February 2012 incident. McClinton was ordered to undergo mental-health substance-abuse evaluations and pay a $550 fine and a fine associated with the Domestic Violence Victims Impact Panel. A stay-away order of protection was also put in place.

Ryan S. Ratelle, 34, of Saranac Lake pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, operating a vehicle without insurance and having an unregistered motor vehicle, stemming from a June 2012 incident. Ratelle was sentenced to one to three years in prison and was ordered to pay a $4,520 in fines and surcharges. Ratelle must also use an ignition interlock device.

Joshua J. Rock, 27, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and was sentenced to five years probation. Rock was ordered to provide a DNA sample and pay the associated fee, $300 in surcharges and a $25 crime victims fee and perform 100 hours of community service.

Alex Velez, 30, of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted promoting prison contraband and was sentenced to one and one half to three years imprisonment as a second-felony offender, stemming from a June 2012 incident. The sentence will be served consecutive to any other sentences. Velez was ordered to provide a DNA sample and pay the associated fee and a $375 surcharge.

Dillon J. West, 26 of AuSable pleaded guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, endangering the welfare of a child and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 90 days in jail and five years probation, stemming from a February 2012 incident. West was ordered to pay $4,000 in fines and a $570 surcharge. West was also ordered to provide a DNA sample and pay the DNA sample fee. He must also use an ignition interlock device. West’s probation was transferred to Essex County.

Sentencings handed down by Clinton County Judge Kevin Ryan:

Tyrone Doward, 41, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree attempted assault and second-degree menacing and was sentenced, as a second felony offender, to two to four years for the felony and one year for each misdemeanor with all counts concurrent, stemming from an August 2012 incident. Doward was ordered to pay surcharges and provide a DNA sample and pay the DNA sample fee.

Brandon L. Martineau, 21, of Peru pleaded guilty to three counts of third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance and was sentenced to three years determinate and two years post-release supervision with shock directive, stemming from an incident for which he was arrested in August 2012. Martineau paid $210 in restitution and must pay $100 in surcharges, provide a DNA sample and pay the DNA sample fee. His license was suspended.

David M. Pearce, 47, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated and was sentenced to three years conditional release on no further trouble, stemming from an incident in October 2011. Pearce was ordered to undergo an alcohol evaluation and provide a DNA sample and pay the DNA sample fee. Pearce must also pay $200 in fines and surcharges, pay the DWI Victims Impact Panel fee and use an ignition interlock device.

Brock J. Reynolds, 32, of Essex pleaded guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger and failure to keep right and was sentenced to five years probation, stemming from a September 2012 incident. Reynolds was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, surcharges and the Victims Impact Panel fee. He must also provide a DNA sample, pay the DNA sample fee and use an ignition interlock device.

Brian Vasquez, 41, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and speeding and was sentenced to 60 days in jail and five years probation, stemming from a June 2012 incident. Vasquez was ordered to pay $4,000 in fines and provide a DNA sample and pay the DNA sample fine. He must also use an ignition interlock device. 

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg