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Ogdensburg man sentenced to prison for sex abuse after violating probation

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CANTON — An Ogdensburg man was sentenced to state prison Friday for the attempted sexual abuse of a child.

Gerald F. Sanders, 39, of 4433 County Route 6, was sentenced to 30 months in prison by St. Lawrence County Judge Jerome J. Richards after he violated a March 18 probation sentence for first-degree attempted sexual abuse.

Sanders was arrested in August 2012 and pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with a child under the age of 11.

Judge Richards sentenced him to 10 years’ probation to serve the balance of a 180-day jail sentence, of which he had served 105 days, and to pay $1,425 in fines and fees. He also may not use social networking websites or own a phone with a camera after showing the victim a cellphone photo of his penis.

In court action Monday:

Colin P. Baxter, 25, Washingtonville, was sentenced to 10 years’ probation after a guilty plea to attempting to promote an obscene sexual performance by a child.

Potsdam village police and the Department of Homeland Security seized several computer items and electronic storage devices from his Bay Street residence on Nov. 30. A forensic examination of the seized items found they contained multiple illegal images and videos of obscene sexual performances by children under the age of 16, police said.

He also was ordered to pay $1,425 in court fines, fees and surcharges.

Pierre Bond, 55, of 44 Union St., pleaded not guilty to first-degree predatory sexual assault against a child, a class A-II felony.

It is alleged that Bond engaged in two or more acts of sexual conduct with the victim in the last two years. The abuse allegedly started when the child was 7 years old.

Bond was sent to St. Lawrence County jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 bond pending further court proceedings.

Patricia Boyea, 47, Malone, was sentenced to three years’ probation after a reduced guilty plea to misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. Ms. Boyea successfully completed one year of interim probation for her July 3, 2012, felony aggravated DWI arrest, allowing her the opportunity to plead to the reduced charge.

Ms. Boyea was also ordered to have an ignition interlock device installed in her vehicle for six months and to pay $1,395 in court fines, fees and surcharges.

Robert W. Deacon, 29, Utica, was sentenced to six months in St. Lawrence County jail and five years’ probation for third-degree criminal possession of a narcotic drug.

Mr. Deacon was arrested March 1 after state police found heroin in his vehicle at a road safety checkpoint in the town of Edwards.

He also was ordered to pay $375 in court fines, fees and surcharges.

Heather R. Deragon, 19, of 32 Howard St., Massena, was continued on interim probation for fourth-degree grand larceny in connection with the theft of a jewelry box filled with rings, necklaces, watches, charms and earrings from the Liberty Avenue residence of Tammy Stark.

Sentencing was adjourned to Nov. 3.

Jordan M. Hadfield, 26, of 104 Barker Road, Rossie, pleaded not guilty to aggravated DWI and two counts of felony DWI.

A state trooper allegedly saw Mr. Hadfield drive off County Route 12 in Gouverneur, into a cornfield, and back onto the road.

Mr. Hadfield has had a previous DWI conviction within the past 10 years, leading to the felony charge. He was released under probation supervision.

Michael R. Heisler, 22, of 43118 Route 37, Redwood, had a warrant issued for his arrest after he failed to appear in court on two counts of felony DWI.

Douglas C. Kerr, 56, of 1068 County Route 36, Norfolk, was sentenced to three years’ probation for fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana in connection with a Dec. 1, 2008, charge. Mr. Kerr also was ordered to pay $200 in court fines, fees and surcharges.

Christopher Mitchell, 41, of 774 County Route 53, Brasher Falls, pleaded not guilty to a single count of felony DWI.

It is alleged that Mr. Mitchell had a 0.16 percent blood alcohol content while operating a motorcycle on Route 11C on July 27 in the town of Lawrence. He previously was convicted of misdemeanor DWI on May 20, 2008, in Brasher Town Court.

Mr. Mitchell was released under probation supervision.

Kenneth J. Morrow, 21, of 1069 Fulton Road, Lisbon, was sentenced to 180 days in St. Lawrence County jail and eight years’ probation for attempted assault and attempted fourth-degree grand larceny.

He also was ordered to pay $375 in court fines, fees and surcharges.

Michael Phillips, 47, Chaumont, was placed on interim probation for third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Troopers said they pulled over his vehicle March 5 after a license plate scanner alerted them to an expired registration. A drug-sniffing dog detected six packages of cocaine fragments under one of the car’s visors during a search of the vehicle.

Sentencing was adjourned to Nov. 11, 2014. He was ordered to pay restitution of $575.

Adam J. Rock, 28, of 33 Flat Rock Road, Morrisonville, was sentenced to five years’ probation for felony aggravated DWI. He also was ordered to have an ignition interlock device installed in his vehicle for six months and to pay $2,570 in court fines, fees and surcharges.

Tami S. Skeldon, 42, of 16 Hillcrest Drive, Star Lake, pleaded not guilty to two counts of DWI, both misdemeanors, and two counts of aggravated DWI.

It is alleged that Ms. Skeldon had a 0.10 percent BAC while driving June 20 on County Route 60 in the town of Clifton. She was released under probation supervision.

Brendon C. Warren, 38, of 1124 Oak Point Road, Brier Hill, was sentenced to 60 days in St. Lawrence County jail and five years’ probation for felony DWI.

He also was ordered to have an ignition interlock device installed in his vehicle for six months and to pay $2,070 in court fines, fees and surcharges. His driver’s license was also revoked.

Lashawn J. Whitfield, 41, of 834 Ford St. Ogdensburg, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted burglary,

On Jan. 11, Mr. Whitfield broke into a Stanton Road residence in Massena and stole an unspecified amount of jewelry.

Sentencing was adjourned to Jan. 27. He was released under probation supervision.

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