Press-Republican

April 17, 2013

Sentences handed down in Franklin County Court


Press-Republican

---- — MALONE — Judge Robert G. Main Jr. accepted pleas and handed down sentences in recent Franklin County Court sessions.

Ritchie DeCarr, 49, of South Main Street, St. Regis Falls was sentenced to two concurrent terms of six years in state prison for third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He is also to serve three years of post-release supervision and pay a $300 fine.

A jury found him guilty in February following grand-jury indictment for two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

David Jackson, 34, of Fay Road, North Bangor was sentenced to 5½ years in state prison for third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, stemming from incidents Dec. 15, 2011, and April 30, 2012.

He had been indicted by a grand jury for third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

Jackson was also ordered to serve two years of post-release supervision and pay $100 in restitution, and his driver’s license was suspended.

Jason Fuller, 30, of Jane Street, Malone pleaded guilty to three counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, stemming from incidents May 8 and 23, 2012.

He was sent to County Jail without bail pending sentencing on June 3.

Ernest A., Duvall, 60, was sentenced to one to three years in state prison for failure to register as a sex offender, stemming from an incident June 26, 2012. According to the NYS Sex Offender Registry, Duvall is an inmate at Bare Hill Correctional Facility in Malone. In 1997, he was convicted of first-degree rape of a 10-year-old child. According to the state’s Inmate Lookup website, he had been released in May of last year after serving 15 years on the rape conviction.

He pleaded guilty to Superior Court Information rather than a formal grand-jury indictment on the felony count.

Keeton T. Seaquist, 27, of Hill Street, Tupper Lake was sentenced to five years in state prison for fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, stemming from an incident July 31, 2012.

He was indicted by a grand jury for fourth- and fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Seaquist will also serve two years of post-release supervision, pay a $40 fine and have his driver’s license suspended.

Melissa Cook, 46, of Route 11B, Bangor pleaded guilty to Superior Court Information rather than a formal grand-jury indictment to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, stemming from an incident Dec. 19, 2012.

She was taken to County Jail without bail to await sentencing May 20.

George LaFountain III, 34, of Park Street, Tupper Lake was sentenced to five years of probation, with the first six months in County Jail, for fifth-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, stemming from an incident June 7, 2012.

He was ordered to pay $15 in restitution, his driver’s license was suspended, and he must pay a $1,000 fine.

A 19-year-old Bangor male, who was granted youthful-offender status, 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 Dec. 19, 2011.

He pleaded guilty to Superior Court Information rather than a grand-jury indictment. The teen was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

Margarita Bonet, 22, of Duprey Street, Saranac Lake pleaded guilty to Superior Court Information rather than a grand-jury indictment for third-degree attempted burglary, stemming from an incident Nov. 25, 2012.

She was originally charged with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny and fifth-degree conspiracy.

She was taken to County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 insurance bond to await sentencing June 3.

— Compiled by Staff Writer Denise A. Raymo