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Massena man sentenced to time served for attempted aggravated harassment

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MASSENA - A Massena man charged with sending unwanted text messages to an ex-girlfriend and her daughter was sentenced to time served after pleading guilty to a reduced count in Massena Village Court.

Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson sentenced Roger J. Deshane, 40, of 34 Howard St., Massena, to time served and ordered him to pay a $210 surcharge after prosecutors agreed to reduce a second-degree aggravated harassment count to second-degree attempted aggravated harassments. The court also placed Deshane under a one-year conditional discharge with stipulations he abide by an order of protection and commit no further offenses.

He reportedly sent repeated texts on April 24-25 to Tami L. LaMay after a village police officer told Deshane he could face arrest if he continued to contact his ex-girlfriend. He also reportedly left a voice message on LaMay’s 17-year-old daughter’s phone warning her that, if he was arrested, he would be coming to their home when he was released and face another arrest because Ms. LaMay would be dead.

He had been incarcerated since April 26.

In other recent court action before Judge Gustafson:

■ Robert J. Mackerer, 42, of 387 South Main St., Apt. 4, Massena, was granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal with stipulations he perform 15 hours of community service and abide by the terms of a no contact order of protection.

Mackerer had been charged with second-degree harassment after he allegedly struck Rebecca Vaisey in the face with a closed fist at 2:30 a.m. Jan. 24 after she got off the phone with a Reachout volunteer. Court documents said the argument started when Vaisey chose to go home rather than continue bar hopping with Mackerer and also refused to give him money so he could continue drinking that night.

■ Corey Buckshot, 17, of 48 Indian Village Road, Hogansburg, was granted a six-month adjournment in contemplation of dismissal with stipulations she perform 10 hours of community service and abide by the terms of a no harassment order of protection.

Buckshot had been charged with second-degree harassment after she allegedly punched Kierstein M. Pecore and pulled her hair during a Dec. 7 incident at Massena Central High School. Court documents indicate Buckshot threw a water bottle at Pecore, told her she hated her, grabbed her by the hair and then punched her in the face. The victim complained of facial pain and swelling after the incident.

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