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Utica man faces prison for attempted cocaine sale in Watertown

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A Utica man faces three years in state prison after admitting Monday in Jefferson County Court that he tried to sell cocaine within the county in May.

Jonathan L. Williams, 31, pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. He admitted trying to sell the drug May 29.

He is expected to be sentenced March 25 as a second-felony offender. Mr. Williams has served three prior state prison sentences, most recently completing a three-year term in 2009 for third-degree criminal possession of marijuana in Onondaga County.

In addition to a prison term, he is expected to be ordered to undergo an additional two years of supervision upon his release.

In other court activity:

Jordan R. Biccum, 20, Watertown, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and violating probation. He admitted that on Dec. 31, he possessed 32-inch and 46-inch televisions, with a total value of more than $1,000, that had been stolen from a Starbuck Avenue apartment. At the time, he was serving 10 years’ probation imposed in December for a third-degree rape conviction. He admitted violating probation by being convicted of the new charge. He is expected to be sentenced March 29 as a second-felony offender to 1 to 3 years in prison.

John W. Hall, 43, Glen Park, pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. He admitted that he tried to sell cocaine within the county Nov. 29. Depending on the results of his participation in a substance abuse rehabilitation program, he will be sentenced March 27 either to probation or a prison term.

Dennis T. Turpin, 64, Manchester, N.H., pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated on June 30 in Alexandria Bay. The charge was a felony because he was convicted of misdemeanor DWI in Champion Town Court in 2006. He is expected to be sentenced April 19 to five years’ probation and a fine of $3,500. He also will be ordered to install an ignition-interlock device on any vehicle he owns or operates, and his driver’s license will be revoked.

Charles E. Young, 33, Fort Drum, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DWI and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He admitted that on Oct. 7, he drove while intoxicated in Evans Mills with two children, ages 2 and 3, as passengers. He is expected to be sentenced April 16 to three years’ probation, be fined an unspecified amount and be subject to the interlock provision.

Byron L. Wyche, 20, Fort Drum, pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary. He admitted that on Oct. 30, he and others entered the residence of Jacob J. Traynor, 735 James St., Clayton, intending to steal money and heroin. He was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and five years’ probation.

Kelvin T. Jackson, 42, Barhamsville, Va., pleaded guilty by mail to petit larceny. He was accused of stealing more than $1,700 worth of merchandise from the Hannaford grocery store on Route 3 in the town of Watertown on June 21, and originally was charged with grand larceny. He was subsequently sentenced to time served at the PSB and a one-year conditional discharge.

Eugene L. Lively, 28, Watertown, was sentenced to 16 months in the PSB after pleading guilty Dec. 2 to two counts of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. He admitted that he sold cocaine twice within the county in January 2012.

Rex A. Countryman II, 21, Watertown, was sentenced to time served at the PSB and five years’ probation after pleading guilty Dec. 3 to third-degree attempted burglary and violation of probation. He admitted that on Oct. 27, he and another man tried to enter the Huntington Heights apartment of Rochelle Cornaire with the intention of stealing something. At the time, he was serving three years’ probation imposed in September 2011 for a third-degree assault conviction.

Edgar L. Richardson III, 35, was sentenced to nine months’ time served at the PSB and ordered to pay $3.40 in restitution after pleading guilty Dec. 3 to petit larceny. He admitted that he stole an alcoholic beverage from the Dairy Market, 261 Franklin St., on Aug. 26. He originally had been charged with third-degree robbery after he allegedly scuffled with a store employee who attempted to stop him.

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