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Theresa man sentenced to up to 3 years in prison for violating court order


WATERTOWN — A Theresa man was sentenced Friday in Jefferson County Court to up to three years in state prison for violating a woman’s order of protection.

Scotty D. Tummons, 43, was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in prison after pleading guilty May 7 to first-degree criminal contempt and admitting he violated probation. He admitted that he violated an order of protection held by Jessica L. Barbrow by sending her text messages Dec. 6 in Theresa. He also admitted violating multiple probation sentences by committing the new crime. Most recently, he was sentenced in November in County Court to three years’ probation for second-degree criminal contempt.

Mr. Tummons was sentenced to prison as a second felony offender, having been convicted in 2012 of first-degree criminal contempt, with the victim in that case also being Ms. Barbrow.

In other court activity:

Tammy A. Thompson, 53, Watertown, was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and ordered to perform 20 hours of community service after pleading guilty March 25 to fourth-degree attempted grand larceny. She admitted that between Sept. 1 and Oct. 15 she tried to steal property from her unidentified employer. She paid $2,481 in restitution up front.

Aminata L. O’Muriuki, 21, whose last known address was 25403 Route 3, town of Pamelia, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted assault. She was charged March 27 with stabbing Denis O’Muriuki in the stomach with a broken beer bottle. She is expected to be sentenced July 25 to six months in the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building followed by five years’ probation.

Robert M. Shampine, 20, of 917 Alexandria St., Carthage, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted disseminating indecent material to a minor. Further information about the charge was not available from the court. He is expected to be sentenced July 16 to three years’ probation.

Koran J. Turner, 27, Watertown, was arraigned on counts of the third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. The charges were contained in a grand jury indictment unsealed in court. It is alleged that Mr. Turner had and sold cocaine within the county in March 2012. He also was arraigned on a probation violation, having been sentenced to five years’ probation in June 2011 for third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, having admitted trying to sell cocaine. Mr. Turner was ordered held at the PSB on $20,000 bail on the charges contained in the indictment, but ordered held without bail on the alleged probation violation.

In court Thursday, Milton E. Davis, 49, Clayton, had a March 2012 guilty plea to felony aggravated driving while intoxicated vacated for successfully completing Drug Court, a substance abuse rehabilitation program that is designed to serve as an alternative to incarceration. He then was allowed to plead guilty to aggravated DWI as a misdemeanor and was sentenced to three years’ probation and fined $1,500. He also was ordered to perform 30 hours of community service, had his driver’s license revoked and was ordered to install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he owns or operates.

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