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Carthage woman sent to state prison for 2010 thefts

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LOWVILLE — A Carthage woman was sentenced in Lewis County Court to state prison time stemming from 2010 thefts.

Roxanne C. Monroe, 27, of 10376 Second Road, Carthage, after failing to successfully complete the county Drug Court program, was sentenced as a second-felony offender to three to six years in prison, $2,942.50 in restitution and $750 in court fees on charges of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, third-degree burglary and petit larceny, to which she pleaded guilty in October 2010.

Ms. Monroe was accused of breaking into the Castorland fire hall on several occasions in February 2010 and stealing cans, bottles and money, then of possessing a forged check belonging to Calvin D. Marolf on Sept. 1, 2010, in the town of New Bremen.

Also in Lewis County Court on Friday:

Lee R. Souva, 21, Copenhagen, was sentenced to two consecutive years in county jail, $643.50 restitution, a six-month driver’s license suspension and $250 in court fees on two counts of fourth-degree criminal sale of marijuana, to which he pleaded guilty May 17. He was accused of selling the drug on multiple occasions in both November and January in Lowville.

Cody J. Amidon, 21, of 6334 E. Main St., was sentenced to one year in county jail, a one-year conditional discharge, a $500 fine, $375 in court fees, a one-year driver’s license revocation and mandatory participation at a victim impact panel on charges of first-degree reckless endangerment and driving while intoxicated, to which he pleaded guilty May 17. Mr. Amidon was accused of driving a van over the speed limit July 12 in the town of Lyonsdale while a passenger was hanging out the side door skateboarding, going on the wrong side of the road while on two wheels and going off the road and nearly hitting a building in Lyons Falls.

Josh A. Janczewski, 27, Lee Center, was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge, 40 hours of community service, $1,009.80 restitution and $50 in court fees on fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment charges, to which he pleaded guilty May 17. Judge Daniel R. King also issued a five-year order of protection on behalf of the victim. Mr. Janczewski was accused of, on Jan. 16 in the town of Leyden, damaging a 2000 Chevrolet Lumina owned by Amy Marolf and grabbing her finger.

Jacob T. Farney, 22, of 6755 Number Four Road, Trailer B, Lowville, was arraigned on a charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief and he pleaded guilty. Sentencing was set for Aug. 23. Mr. Farney was accused of, on Jan. 11, helping to damage a window and shed door belonging to Bruce Sampson in the town of Greig.

Nathaniel Walker III, 39, Utica, was arraigned on charges of fourth-degree grand larceny and second-degree promoting prison contraband and pleaded guilty to both. Sentencing was set for Sept. 20. Mr. Walker was accused of helping to steal more than $1,000 worth of DVDs from the Lowville Walmart on Jan. 15 and having suboxone while in county jail May 8.

Dale E. Williams, 59, Lowville, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, also satisfying a drug possession charge, and was placed on one-year interim probation. He was accused of attempting to sell hydrocodone in Lowville.

Justin E. Branagan, 26, of 4316 Lyons Falls Road, Lyons Falls, was arraigned on a new charge of promoting prison contraband, alleging that he had cigarette butts and matches at the county jail, and he pleaded guilty. Mr. Branagan, who failed to successfully complete the county Drug Court program, is to be sentenced July 26 on that charge as well as pending charges of criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, endangering the welfare of a child, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Mr. Branagan had been accused of possessing a prescription for Percocet containing an altered pill quantity in the village of Lowville, spinning his tires on a lawn in the town of New Bremen and choking Holly Gonyea in the presence of their child in the town of Watson.

Luis J. Pabon Jr., 39, formerly of Lowville, pleaded guilty to one charge of third-degree criminal sale of marijuana, also satisfying two other counts of that charge and fifth- and fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana. He was accused of selling marijuana on several occasions in Lowville.

Randy R. Grimmer Jr., 30, Lowville, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, also satisfying a fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance charge. Sentencing was set for Sept. 20. He was accused of selling hydrocodone in Lowville.

Allan K. Harris, 38, Lowville, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, also satisfying a drug possession charge.

Sentencing was set for Sept. 20. He was accused of selling oxycodone in Lowville.

Kenneth J. Keehner, 41, of 7334 Brantingham Road, Greig, was arraigned on charges of DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and refusal to submit to a breath test and pleaded innocent. His case was adjourned to Aug. 23. He was stopped Dec. 10, 2010, on Brantingham Road in the town of Greig.

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