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Heuvelton man sentenced to prison on probation violation


CANTON — A Heuvelton man was sentenced up to 4 years in prison in St. Lawrence County Court Monday after violating his probation and being arrested on weapons charges.

Dalton M. Perry, 20, of 4384 County Route 10, Heuvelton, had been sentenced to one year of interim probation on June 4 for fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for his March 11 sale of oxymorphone in Ogdensburg.

As a part of the courts commitment to Perry, if he successfully completed the year of probation he would have been eligible for youthful offender status, meaning he would not have a criminal record after serving his time, a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of four years in state prison.

In court Monday, St. Lawrence County Judge Jerome J. Richards said he was no longer bound by his commitment to Perry after he failed to comply with the terms and conditions of that sentence when he was arrested in October for felony third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

“You also agreed that while you were remanded you would comply with the rules of the jail,” Judge Richards told Perry.

On Jan. 15, Perry threw caulking at a corrections officer and lied abou tit. Judge Richards said.

“You still break the rules and you don’t get the big picture,” Judge Richards told Perry. “Safety in the jail is paramount and when you don’t follow the rules at the jail it affects the safety and security.”

Judge Richards vacated Perry’s interim probation and sentenced him to a minimum of two years and a maximum of 4 years ub state prison. Additionally, Perry was denied his opportunity at youthful offender status and was ordered to pay $125 in court fines, fees and surcharges.

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