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Imprisoned ex-Pulaski man admits to Barnes Corners break-in


LOWVILLE — A former Pulaski man already imprisoned on burglary charges from Oswego and Jefferson counties on Friday admitted guilt to one in Lewis County.

Robert R. Austin, 21, Greene Correctional Facility, Coxsackie, pleaded guilty in Lewis County Court to third-degree burglary, also satisfying charges of second-degree criminal mischief and petit larceny.

He was then sentenced to two to six years in state prison, to run concurrent with prison terms lodged in the other two counties, along with $3,755.85 restitution.

Mr. Austin was accused of, on May 1, 2010, breaking into Creekside Market in Barnes Corners, damaging a door and cash register and stealing cash and cigarettes.

He was arrested by state police based on a DNA match with blood left on broken glass at the scene.

Since August 2010, Mr. Austin has been serving a six- to 17-year sentence in state prison on three counts of third-degree burglary from Oswego County Court. He was sentenced in September 2010 in Jefferson County Court to a concurrent two-to-four-year prison term on a charge of third-degree criminal mischief for helping to damage a vending machine at Precision Car Wash on Route 11 in the town of Watertown.

Also in Lewis County Court Friday:

Jason E. Evans, 33, Route 410, Castorland, pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated, also satisfying charges of unlawful possession of marijuana, consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle, speeding and having inadequate stop lamps. He was subsequently entered into the county’s Drug Court program. Mr. Evans was stopped July 3 on Cataract Street in Copenhagen.

Kyle Poore, 25, of 6102 River St., Glenfield, was arraigned on a charge of petit larceny and pleaded guilty to the charge. Sentencing was set for Dec. 11.

Jerrilee Hartle, 32, of 5380 Water St., Lowville, was arraigned on charges of driving while ability impaired by a combination of drugs and alcohol, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, unsafe backing and no inspection; he pleaded innocent. His case was adjourned to Dec. 11.

Mr. Hartle was accused of being under the influence of alcohol and diazepam May 10 in a parking lot on South State Street in Lowville and nearly backing into a patrol vehicle.

Billie J. Wilmot, 35, of 9624 Main St., had his case of first-degree criminal sex act, two counts apiece of third-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse, four counts of third-degree sexual abuse and five counts of third-degree criminal sex act adjourned to Jan. 18. Mr. Wilmot was accused of having improper sexual relations with two girls under the age of 17, one between September 2010 and December 2011 and the other between February and April.

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