MASSENA - A 17-year-old Massena teen was fined after admitting he had punched another man during an altercation last month on Chase Street.
Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson fined John D. Latray of 7 Middlebury Ave., Massena, $25 and a $125 surcharge after he pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment. He was also placed under a one-year conditional discharge.
Latray had been charged with punching Eric J. Deshane in the back of the head during an incident at 4:35 a.m. Aug. 18 on Chase Street. After Mr. Deshane was knocked to the ground, Latray reportedly kicked him in the head and then punched him on the side of his face.
Mr. Deshane said he was at Justin Loves residence talking to his cousin when the attack occurred moments after Mr. Love returned home with Latray and started talking to him.
Then J.D. (Latray) walked behind me and grabbed my hoodie and started to punch me in the back of the head, Mr. Deshane told police, noting the two young men then started wrestling and he fell to the ground.
As I was standing up, I was telling him that I was on probation and I cant violate my probation, he said in his statement.
J.D. grabbed my hoodie again, and I got kicked in the side of the head. I told J.D. I didnt want to fight, but he kept going, Mr. Deshane added.
In other recent court action before Judge Gustafson:
■ Dylan E. Bovay, 19, of 125 Silver Ave., Daytona, Fla., was fined $25 and a $125 surcharge for a disorderly conduct conviction.
He had initially been charged with a felony count of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument following a stop on May 5 when he was found operating a vehicle with a false inspection certificate. Prosecutors later filed a motion with the court reducing the felony count to a misdemeanor charge of third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument prior to the plea bargain agreement that resulted in his plea to a violation.
Bovay had reportedly altered an inspection sticker that expired May 9, 2012 so that it read May 9, 2013.
■ Kevin Lashomb, 46, of Norfolk pleaded not guilty to fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass counts and was returned to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail continued at $500 cash or $1,000 bond.
Village police had picked up Lashomb on an arrest warrant Sept. 15 charging him with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass. He has been jailed since his arrest. He is also being held on a warrant from Ogdensburg City Court.
The warrant had been signed April 2 by Judge Gustafson.
Lashomb reportedly damaged the door at the residence of Denise Brothers, 101 Andrews St., Apt. 1, on Feb. 28. He also reportedly entered her apartment without her permission at 2 a.m. Feb. 28.
She told police she had spent the night at a friends residence and returned home at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 28 to find her front door broken and Lashomb drinking a beer in her living room.