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Bombay man released from custody following court appearance in Massena


MASSENA - A Bombay man charged with criminal trespass in the early morning hours of Jan. 19 was released from custody and placed under the supervision of the probation department following an appearance before Acting Massena Village Justice James M. Crandall.

Village police charged Cory A. Tuper, 27, of 73 Reardon Road, Bombay, formerly of 138 Maple St., Massena, with criminal trespass and resisting arrest at 6 a.m. Jan. 19.

Tuper allegedly blocked the door of his ex-girlfriend’s house and refused to leave.

Tuper reportedly knocked on the door of Faith Deshane’s residence at 5:30 a.m. Jan. 19 and when she opened the door he reportedly stuck his foot inside the residence and prevented her from closing the door and failed to comply with her requests that he leave her residence

Ms. Deshane told police their relationship had ended over a year ago. Her new boyfriend, Kenneth Ward, said he heard Tuper tell Ms. Deshane he was coming into the residence and planned to attack him.

Mr.; Ward allegedly went to the door, punched Tuper in the face and pushed him back outside the residence. Tuper was highly intoxicated, according to police, and resisted arrest when they arrived at the incident scene.

Mr. Crandall told Tuper he was going to release him under the probation department after he had spent five days in the county jail. “I’m not going to keep the bail. You went to an ex-girlfriend’s house and got punched in the face by her new boyfriend,” he said.

Tuper initially had told the court he wasn’t certain where he would be living when he was released from jail. noting he had been staying with friends in Massena. He said he anticipated he would return to his parent’s home in Bombay.

“I’ll let you know now that if you get in any more trouble in Massena you will have a place to stay. Copy?” the judge asked, a reference to a return trip to the county jail.

He urged Tuper to look for employment and stipulated he not abuse alcohol while he is under the supervision of the probation department.

In other recent court action before Judge Crandall:

■ William C. Seguin Jr., 19, of 15 Sherwood Drive, Massena, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted unlawful imprisonment and second-degree harassment. The court directed the probation department to conduct a pre-sentence investigation and adjourned sentencing until March 27.

Village police had charged Seguin with second-degree harassment, unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

The charges stemmed from an incident Aug. 27 when he allegedly struck, pushed and shoved his 17-year-old girlfriend. He also reportedly held her down and refused to let her leave his residence, took her car keys and refused to give them back to her and wrestled her cell phone away from her when she was trying to seek assistance during the domestic dispute.

His girlfriend complained of pain to the back of her head that she said was the result of hitting her head on a table when she was pushed onto the bed. She also complained of pain to the right side of her face and the back of her thigh.

Seguin was reportedly upset because he had discovered his girlfriend had been talking to other males on Facebook.

■ Rachael M. Keusch, 23, of 438 North Main St. North, Alexandria, Ont., was fined $200 and a $125 surcharge after a seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance charge was reduced to a disorderly conduct violation.

She had been charged Aug. 1 following a secondary inspection of her motor vehicle conducted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents stationed at the Rooseveltown Port of Entry. Troopers said an inbound inspection revealed Keusch was in possession of methamphetamine. She was found with 2 1/2 ecstacy tablets in her purse, according to court documents.

■ Brion E. Brothers, 26, of 3363 state Route 310, Norfolk, was fined $500 and a $260 surcharge for a driving while ability impaired conviction. His operating privileges were suspended for 90 days, and he was ordered to perform 120 hours of community service.

He had been charged with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop at 2:42 a.m. April 19 on Route 37 after he reportedly failed to stop for a red light on the Alcoa Bridge Road at East Orvis Street. He had a blood alcohol content of 0.09 percent. A blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher constitutes a driving while intoxicated charge.

■ Karinda M. White, 20, of 4 Lighthouse Road, Cornwall Island, Ont., was granted a six-month adjournment in contemplation of dismissal. White reportedly possessed .6 grams of marijuana in two rolled cigarettes located inside a cigarette box on Jan. 21 during a secondary inspection at the U.S. port of entry in Rooseveltown. She had been charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

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