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Fort Drum man sentenced to prison for burglaries


A Fort Drum man was sentenced Tuesday in Jefferson County Court to up to six years in state prison for committing a series of burglaries.

Dominic M. Walters, 22, was sentenced to two to six years in prison after a May 1 guilty plea to third-degree burglary, admitting that sometime in September, with Richard E. Reinhardt II, 22, Fort Drum, he went into a unit at U Lock It Storage, 26842 Holbrook Road, Evans Mills, intending to steal something.

Mr. Walters’s sentence will run concurrently with a sentence of two to seven years in prison pronounced Friday in Lewis County Court, Lowville. He was accused of breaking into a storage unit at Care Free Storage, Deer River, on Nov. 12.

Mr. Reinhardt was sentenced May 31 to 1 to 4 years in prison in connection with the Jefferson County burglaries and on June 7 to a concurrent one- to three-year sentence in Lewis County. Jefferson County Court Judge Kim H. Martusewicz strongly recommended that both he and Mr. Walters serve their sentences in the prison system’s shock incarceration program. If deemed eligible by state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision officials, the men would spend six months in a military-style treatment program and then serve the balance of their sentence on parole.

In other court activity Tuesday:

Brian C. Morenz, 32, whose last known address was 130 Court St., Apt. 806, was sentenced to four years in state prison and ordered to undergo an additional three years of supervision upon his release after a May 29 guilty plea to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. He admitted that he tried to sell heroin Feb. 7 within the county. Judge Martusewicz mandated that he serve his sentence in the prison system’s Willard Drug Treatment Program. If an inmate completes the 90-day program, he serves the remainder of his sentence under parole supervision.

Sheena M. Papadopoulos, 28, of 308 Clinton St., Carthage, formerly of Fort Drum, was sentenced to six years’ probation and ordered to register with the state as a Level 1 sex offender after a May 17 guilty plea to sexual misconduct. She admitted she had sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy between Oct. 21 and Nov. 4 in the town of LeRay.

Jeffrey S. St. Onge, 25, of 130 Highland Ave., was sentenced to six years’ probation and ordered to register as a Level 1 sex offender after a May 17 guilty plea to sexual misconduct. He admitted he had sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl Nov. 14 in Watertown.

Holly A. Davis, 30, Watertown, was sentenced to nine months in the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building after a May 3 guilty plea to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. She admitted that she tried to sell cocaine Nov. 19 within the county.

Dominic A. Rima, 33, whose last known address was 305 Gotham St., Apt. 3, was sentenced to six months in the PSB after a March 20 guilty plea to third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. He admitted that on March 2 in the town of Watertown, he altered a doctor’s prescription to obtain a drug other than the one prescribed.

Leonard D. Gray, 26, Watertown, was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the PSB and five years’ probation after pleading guilty May 17 to second-degree burglary and third-degree menacing. He had been charged in a grand jury indictment handed up in November with entering the Starbuck Avenue residence of Michele R. Bowens without permission with the intent of committing a crime and punching and kicking Ms. Bowens’s son, Corey R. Smith, causing a cut, bruising and pain.

Jennifer A. Halko, 35, Carthage, was sentenced to three years’ probation and fined $750 after pleading guilty May 10 to misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. She admitted that on Jan. 21 she drove while intoxicated in Carthage with two children, ages 8 and 13, as passengers. At the time, her driver’s license was suspended or revoked. She also had her driver’s license revoked as part of the sentence and was ordered to install an ignition interlock device in any vehicle she owns or operates.

Doran A. Johnson, 24, of 2937 Stoddard Road, Copenhagen, was sentenced to three years’ probation for a June 4 guilty plea to second-degree criminal contempt. He admitted that on April 19 in Watertown he sent multiple text messages to Chelsey L. Baker, Watertown, violating a City Court order of protection. His probation supervision will be transferred to Lewis County.

Dustin J. Gonyou, 26, of 402 State St., Apt. 2, pleaded guilty to third-degree rape. He admitted that he had sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl March 26 in Watertown. He is expected to be sentenced Aug. 28 to 10 years’ probation and be ordered to register with the state as a sex offender.

Desiree L. Smith, 23, whose last known address was 327 Walker Ave., Apt. C, pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. She admitted trying to sell heroin Dec. 12 in Watertown. She is expected to be sentenced Aug. 27 to an unspecified term in the PSB, followed by five years’ probation.

Joshua C. Steele, 26, Watertown, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a noncriminal violation, and was sentenced to a six-month conditional discharge. He admitted that on Nov. 27 he damaged a cellphone belonging to Kristi E. Young.

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