CANTON A Star Lake man was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Jerome J. Richards in St. Lawrence County Court to six years in state prison for pleading guilty to attempted first-degree burglary.
Ronald O. Sharpe, 43, of 4317 Route 3, admitted to firing a gun at the home of Esther Trombley with his wife, Michelle Sharpe, and their 12-year-old son inside.
In court, Michelle Sharpe read a victim impact statement to the court,
We have to live with it every day,Michelle Sharpe said.
She said her son suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Assistant District Attorney Jason Marx told Ms. Sharpe she was brave for making the statement.
This is a crime that tears at the fabric of our society, Mr. Marx said.
In other court activity Tuesday:
■ Micheline Cogdill, 23, of 66 Woodlawn Ave. Apt. 2, Massena, was indicted by a St. Lawrence County grand jury on charges of second-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny. Ms. Cogdill is accused of going into the home of Tammy Stark on Sept. 30 and taking $1,500 in jewelry.
■ Daniel F. Ryan, 40, of 1 River St., Massena, was indicted on two counts of first-degree criminal contempt. Mr. Ryan is accused of violating two orders of protection by throwing nail polish at Stacey Haley and pushing her into a door jamb on different occasions in September and October, according to court documents.
■ Rusty T. Simmons, 24, of 938 Patterson St., Ogdensburg, was indicted on fourth-degree grand larceny. He is accused of stealing two desktop computers Oct. 2 from Walmart in Potsdam, court documents say.