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Watertown man returned to prison for heroin sale try

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WATERTOWN — An ex-convict was returned to state prison Friday from Jefferson County Court for trying to sell heroin.

Elliott A. Mason, 29, Watertown, was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to undergo an additional two years of supervision upon his release after pleading guilty April 2 to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. He had been charged in a grand jury indictment unsealed in court in November with having and selling heroin within the county Aug. 19.

Mr. Mason was sentenced as a second felony offender, having been sentenced in County Court in April 2012 to 18 months in prison for attempted third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, stemming from an incident involving cocaine in August 2011. He was released from prison under parole supervision Nov. 15, 2012, according to the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision website.

In other court activity:

Patricia A. Thomson, 37, of 28971 Route 126, Black River, was sentenced to six years’ probation and ordered to register with the state as a Level 1 sex offender after pleading guilty Feb. 18 to sexual misconduct. She admitted that she had sexual contact with a boy under the age of 17 on Sept. 2 in the town of Rutland.

Ty L. Graham, 24, Fort Drum, was sentenced to a year in the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and ordered to pay $5,900 in restitution in the form of a civil judgment after pleading guilty March 10 to third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal possession of stolen property. He admitted that he broke into a storage facility at Truax Storage Units, 16435 Route 3, town of Hounsfield, with another man on Aug. 9 and that he possessed a vehicle on Aug. 31 in Cape Vincent that he knew had been stolen.

Zebediah C. Harris, 20, of 31285 Gardnerville Road, Evans Mills, was sentenced to time served at the PSB and five years’ probation after pleading guilty March 11 to third-degree burglary. He admitted that on Jan. 17, 2013, he entered the town of Antwerp residence of Breanna Morgia with the intent to steal something. Police said at the time of his arrest that jewelry was stolen from the home. He also was ordered to pay $1,900 in restitution.

Robert J. Brady, 38, Binghamton, formerly of Black River, was sentenced to time served at the PSB and five years’ probation after pleading guilty Feb. 19 to first-degree reckless endangerment and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He admitted that on Dec. 4, 2012, he exhibited a grave indifference to human life when he fired a shotgun at law enforcement officers during a standoff at his former residence at 29660 Andrews Road. It was illegal for him to have the weapon because he had been convicted of second-degree menacing in Binghamton in 1997. His probation supervision will be transferred to Broome County.

Marcel A. Chevalier, 26, Baldwinsville, was sentenced to five years’ probation after pleading guilty March 19 to fourth-degree grand larceny. He had been accused of entering a town of Rutland home while working for a vacuum cleaning company and stealing a ring on Jan. 30. His probation will be transferred to Onondaga County.

Jessica N. Bell, 36, whose last known address was 511 Jefferson St., was sentenced to five years’ probation after pleading guilty April 4 to fourth-degree grand larceny. She admitted that between March 7, 2013, and Oct. 31 she gave false information to the Department of Social Services in order to receive $8,905 in benefits to which she was not entitled. She also was ordered to pay full restitution.

Allison M. Kearney, 26, of 282 E. Main St., was sentenced to three years’ probation after pleading guilty March 14 to fourth-degree attempted grand larceny and misuse of food stamps. She admitted that from June 1, 2012, to April 30 in Watertown, she tried to receive food stamp benefits to which she was not entitled by providing DSS false information about her income. She also was ordered to pay $2,387 in restitution.

Kevin L. Davis, 47, of 45602 Taylor Road, Alexandria Bay, was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge after pleading guilty March 14 to second-degree criminal contempt and petit larceny. He admitted that he violated a Family Court order of protection held by his estranged wife by entering her vehicle without permission Aug. 28 in the town of Clayton. He also admitted that he used her debit card to obtain money, also without her permission. He paid $1,000 in restitution up front.

Brian L. McCrory, 31, of 22988 Plaza Drive, pleaded guilty to third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs. He admitted that on March 12 he possessed the ingredients to manufacture methamphetamine and that he drove a vehicle on Gale Street under the influence of alcohol, methamphetamine and marijuana. He is expected to be sentenced June 16 to two years in prison, followed by two years of post-release supervision. He also will be fined.

Jasmine M. Feistel, 21, Harrisville, pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. She admitted that, with others, she possessed heroin with the intent to sell the drug Jan. 17 in Watertown. She is expected to be sentenced June 27 to six months’ time served at the PSB and five years’ probation.

Lyndsey M. Podkowka, 27, whose last known address was 37828 Bald Rock Road, Clayton, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. She admitted that in late January she cashed checks belonging to Jeffery Recor at a LaFargeville store without Mr. Recor’s permission. She is expected to be sentenced July 18 to no more than six months in the PSB and five years’ probation and be ordered to pay $850 in restitution.

Anthony M. Pegues, 24, Syracuse, formerly of Watertown, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal contempt and trespassing, a noncriminal violation. He admitted that he violated an order of protection held by his ex-wife, Colleen A. Murphy-Pegues, by having unwanted contact with her June 14 in the town of LeRay and that he entered property without the owner’s permission the same day. Police said at the time of his arrest that he followed Ms. Murphy-Pegues from Watertown to a residence on Fort Drum, where he entered the garage. He is expected to be sentenced Aug. 4 to no more than probation.

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