Two Watertown men have been indicted on allegations that they forcibly robbed another man on Factory Street.
Jermaine A. Nesmith, 30, whose last known address was 1620 Huntington St., Apt. 28, and Lawrence M. Bradford, 43, whose last known address was 650 Bronson St., are each charged with two counts of second-degree robbery and single counts of third-degree robbery, second-degree assault and petit larceny. Mr. Nesmith additionally is charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
The charges were contained in grand jury indictments handed up Thursday in Jefferson County Court.
It is alleged that on Jan. 1, they forcibly stole money and property from Jeffrey Jewett, Watertown, while striking him on the head and body, causing a cut above the victims eye and bruises on his body. Police said at the time that two cellphones, $200 in cash and a bottle of prescription pills were stolen. Mr. Nesmith was charged with possessing the stolen items, as well as with possessing a pipe containing cocaine residue.
Other indictments handed up:
Michael J. Tweedy, 22, of 35288 Snell Road, Theresa, is charged with single counts of second-degree assault, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest and two counts each of petit larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. It is alleged that on Dec. 23, he stole items from Rite Aid, 842 State St., and Great American, 672 State St. When police approached him in the 800 block of Academy Street, it is alleged that he ran from officers and then struggled with Officer Wayne W. McConnell, who suffered a torn abdominal muscle, according to the indictment.
Joshua D. Mantle, 24, of 314 Gale St., faces counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree menacing and second-degree harassment. It is alleged that on May 31 he threatened to stab a neighbor, Thomas E. Rose II, with a knife.
Jeremy L. Flowers, 25, of 642 Bronson St., is charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. It is alleged that on Nov. 13 he stole more than $1,000 worth of merchandise from Walmart on Route 3 in the town of Watertown.
Keith A. Smith, 35, Brooklyn, faces two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and four counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, as well as a single count of first-degree perjury. It is alleged that he had and sold heroin in early September and again in early December and that he possessed the drug with the intent to sell it twice on a different day in early December. It further is claimed that he lied to a grand jury investigating the matter Jan. 31.
Julian A. James, 27, Watertown, is charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. It is alleged that he had and sold heroin once in late June in Watertown and again in early July in the city and that he had the drug with the intent to sell it in mid-July.
Adam R. Snyder, 29, of 324 Stone St., Apt. 2, is charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. It is alleged that he had cocaine with the intent to sell the drug Dec. 12 at his residence.
Gary S. Dusharm, 42, of 642 Emerson St., Apt. 2, faces counts of first-degree criminal contempt and second-degree harassment. It is alleged that on Nov. 26 he violated an order of protection held by Christine S. Sinclair, Watertown, by throwing a can of beer at her, striking her on the head. The grand jury also returned a no-bill clearing Mr. Dusharm of additional counts of first-degree criminal contempt and second-degree criminal contempt. The jury concluded there was not enough evidence to support allegations that Mr. Dusharm violated Ms. Sinclairs order of protection by pulling her from a bed Jan. 17.
The jury also returned a no-bill in favor of Kenneth J. Stoner, 19, of 9444 Mixer Road, Ellisburg, clearing him of counts of first-degree criminal contempt and second-degree harassment. The jury ruled there was insufficient evidence to support claims that he violated an order of protection held by Ashley N. Deline, town of Pamelia, by calling her in December.