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City man pleads guilty to attempted breathing obstruction


An Ogdensburg man will spend weekends in jail after pleading guilty to attempted criminal obstruction of breathing and blood circulation.

In city court on Tuesday, Victor L. LaFlair, 27, of 834 Ford St., Apt. 12, was sentenced by Judge A. Michael Gebo to 45 days on weekends in St. Lawrence County jail, Canton.

He was also placed on probation for one year, ordered to pay $200 in surcharges an told to abide by no-harassment orders of protection for Anne L. Remi, 40, and Guy C. Bartlett, both of Ogdensburg.

According to court documents, Mr. LaFlair was arrested April 27 for criminal obstruction of breathing and blood circulation stemming from a domestic incident with Miss Remi. He was also charged then with unlawful possession of marijuana.

The plea also covers a Jan. 22, 2011, second-degree harassment charge in which Mr. Bartlett was the complainant.

Mr. LaFlair was represented by the St. Lawrence County Conflict Public Defender’s Office.

In other cases before Judge Gebo Tuesday:

Blane A. Fisher, 24, of 461 Belmont Courts, Ogdensburg, was sentenced to 60 days in county jail after pleading guilty to attempted petit larceny. The plea satisfies a Jan. 19 petit larceny charge from Wal-Mart, 3000 Ford St. Extension, and an Oct. 10 petit larceny charge from Price Chopper, Gateway Plaza, Ford Street Extension. He was also ordered to pay $200 in surcharges. He was represented by the county Public Defender’s Office.

Melinda S. Geddes, 25, of 328 Morris St., Ogdensburg, sentenced to 45 days of weekend county jail time and three years probation after pleading guilty to third-degree assault to cover that charge and two others. She was accused of stabbing David Geddes, Ogdensburg, in the arm in July 2010. She was also charged with second-degree criminal contempt in September 2009 for violating an order of protection for Mr. Geddes. Additionally, she was charged with petit larceny from Sholette’s Liquor Store, Ogdensburg, in June 2010.

Miss Geddes was also ordered to pay $200 in surcharges and a $50 DNA fee. In addition, she was told to perform 8.5 hours of community service.

She was represented by the Conflict Public Defender’s Office.

Erika R. Shrader, 23, of 819 New York Ave., Ogdensburg, was granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal of a Dec. 4, 2010, charge of second-degree harassment.

She was represented by the Conflict Public Defender’s Office.

Frank T. Jenkinson, 34, of Rideau Ferry, Ontario, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct to satisfy a prior charge of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, which was identified as anabolic steroids. He was fined and surcharged a total of $370.

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