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Star Lake man gets prison time for shooting gun at house

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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.


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