Defendant’s plea deal drops all but one of 236 felony charges

Judge Maureen Skerda sentenced 22 defendants Friday during Warren County Sentence Court.

Among those sentenced was a man who negotiated a plea deal dropping all but one of 236 felony charges.

Matthew Woerthwein, 660 Clymer Sherman Rd., Apt. 105, Clymer, N.Y., initially faced 78 charges of access device fraud, 70 charges each of forgery and identity theft, eight charges each of criminal attempt (identity theft) and criminal attempt (forgery) and one charge each of receiving stolen property and theft by unlawful taking.

He eventually entered a plea of guilty to a single felony forgery charge.

“The court has been a judge for a long time and, frankly, I was surprised at the extent of the plea you received,” Skerda said before sentencing Woerthwein to serve between 30 months and ten years incarceration in a state correctional facility, undergo a mental health evaluation and pay $33,619.39 in fines costs and restitution.

Other sentences handed down include:

Yvonne Nicole Ames, 8 Robertson Drive, Youngsville, to between 72 hours and six months incarceration in the Warren County Jail, a 12-month suspension of driving privileges, drug and alcohol treatment, alcohol highway safety school and victim impact panel, 15 hours of community service and pay $1,925 in fines and costs for one count each of DUI: Controlled substance and public drunkenness.

In a separate incident, Ames was sentenced to between 72 hours and six months incarceration in the Warren County Jail, an 18-month suspension of driving privileges, 30 hours of community service and pay $1,900 in fines and costs for one count each of DUI: Highest rate of alcohol and reckless driving. Ames’ sentences will run consecutively.

Jerry Blount, 17 1/2 Fourth Ave., Youngsville, to three years probation, 100 hours of community service, undergo a sexual offender evaluation, pay $725 in fines and costs and have no contact with his victim for a count of indecent exposure.

Bryan Wayne Busche, 114 Vine St., to between 45 months and ten years plus 30 months incarceration in a state correctional facility, sexual offender counseling, pay $3,625 in fines and costs and have no contact with his victim for counts of aggravated indecent assault and sexual abuse of children. Busche will be required to register as a Megan’s Law offender for life.

Daren William Campbell, 7 Madison Ave., to 90 days probation, pay $10,275.48 in fines, costs and restitution and have no contact with his victim for a count of harassment.

Nathan P. Campbell, 691 Cobham Park Rd., to between five months and one year incarceration in the Warren County Jail, a two-year suspension of driving privileges, 75 hours of community service, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and pay $1,025 in fines and costs for a count of possession of a controlled substance. Campbell’s sentence will be served consecutively to a sentence he is currently serving.

Barry Jay Evans, 517 Hiland Ave., Apt. 2, Oil City, to between 38 days and two years less one day incarceration in the Warren County Jail, 100 hours of community service, pay $2,000 in fines and costs, have no contact with and not trespass on his victim’s property for a count of theft by unlawful taking.

Mark David Gould, 298 Cole Ave., Jamestown, N.Y., to between 90 days and five years incarceration in the Warren County Jail, 30 hours of community service, DUI intervention program, alcohol highway safety school and victim impact panel, undergo a physical evaluation and a drug and alcohol evaluation and pay $2,230 in fines and costs.

Dillon Tyler Gray, 843 Smutz Rd., to between four months and two years less one day incarceration in the Warren County Jail, have no contact with his victim and pay $6,979.92 in fines, costs and restitution for a count of aggravated assault.

In a separate incident, Gray was sentenced to three years probation, 48 hours of community service, parenting classes, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation, attend weekly self help meetings and pay $1,475 in fines and costs for one count each of resisting arrest, obstructing administration of law and harassment. Gray’s sentences will be served consecutively.

Matthew James Gray, 218 N. Carver St., to between three months and two years incarceration in a state correction facility, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and pay $725 in fines and costs for a count of theft by unlawful taking. Gray’s sentence will run consecutive to a sentence he is currently serving.

Nicole Rae Johnson, 1027 Matthews Run Rd., Youngsville, to one-year probation, 60 hours community service and pay $1,082.50 in fines, costs and restitution for a count of bad checks.

In a separate incident, Johnson was sentenced to one-year probation, 60 hours of community service and pay $881.20 for a count of bad checks. Johnson’s sentences will be served consecutively.

Thomas Lee Keeney, Warren County Jail, to between 30 days and 12 months incarceration in the Warren County Jail, 60 hours community service, anger management classes and $525 in fines and costs for counts of harassment and disorderly conduct.

Brian Knisley, 506 West Rd., Russell, to between 90 days and six months incarceration in a state correctional facility, alcohol highway safety school, 15 hours community service, an 18-month suspension of driving privileges, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and pay $2,230 in fines and costs for counts of DUI: Incapable of safe driving and period for requiring lighted lamps.

John Taylor Leichtenberger, 1512 Pennsylvania Ave. E., Apt.1, to between three months and one year incarceration in the Warren County Jail, 35 hours community service, have no contact with his victim and pay $850 in fines, costs and restitution for a count of receiving stolen property.

In a separate incident, Leichtenberger was sentenced to between three months and one year less one day incarceration in the Warren County Jail, 35 hours community service, one year probation, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and pay $1,269.97 in fines, costs and restitution for counts of criminal conspiracy (theft from a motor vehicle) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Leichtenberger’s sentences will be served consecutively.

Robert Louis Machemer, 1513 Pennsylvania Ave. W., Apt. B, to between 72 hours and six months incarceration in the Warren County Jail, 15 hours community service, alcohol highway safety school and victim impact panel, comply with drug and alcohol evaluation recommendations, a 12-month suspension of driving privileges and pay $1,725 in fines and costs for a count of DUI: Highest rate of alcohol. Machemer’s sentence will be served consecutively to a sentence he is currently serving.

Blair Edward Phillips, 108 Oak St., Apt. 706, to between three and 12 months incarceration in the Warren County Jail, two years probation, 70 hours community service, not trespass at Walmart and pay $3,508.48 in fines, costs and restitution for a count of theft by unlawful taking.

Jeremiah Ashly Smith, Warren County Jail, to between six months and two years less one day incarceration in the Warren County Jail, undergo anger management evaluation, have no contact with his victim and pay $3,316.81 in fines, costs and restitution for a count of simple assault. Smith’s sentence will be served consecutively to a sentence he is currently serving.

Charles JM Sunderlin, 516 N. Main St., Youngsville, to two years probation, a six-month suspension of operating privileges, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation, 100 hours of community service and pay $1,025 in fines and costs for counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jeremy A. Sweeney, 1315 Swede Hollow Rd., Sugar Grove, to between 72 hours and six months incarceration in the Warren County Jail, 15 hours community service, alcohol highway safety school and victim impact panel, one year suspension of driving privileges, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and pay $2,830 in fines and costs for counts of DUI: Highest rate of alcohol and operation of a vehicle without official certificate of inspection.

Tammy S. Wester, Warren County Jail, to between ten days and two years less one day incarceration in the Warren County Jail, 50 hours community service, one-year probation, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation, undergo a mental health evaluation and pay $775 in fines and costs.

Joshua Bruce Whitesel, 571 E. Main St., Youngsville, to between 48 hours and six months incarceration in the Warren County Jail, one year probation, 15 hours community service, 18 months suspension of driving privileges, alcohol highway safety school and victim impact, DUI intervention program and pay $1,155 in fines and costs for counts of DUI: General impairment, duty to give information and render aid and accident involving damage to attended vehicle/property.

In a separate incident, Whitesel was sentenced to one year probation, 30 hours of community service and pay $1,609.27 in fines, costs and restitution. Whitesel’s sentences will be served consecutively.

Dylan Cole Wineriter, 204 N. Parker St., to between six and 12 months incarceration in the Warren County Jail, four years probation, 140 hours community service, submit a DNA sample, have no contact with his victim and pay $2,952.95 in fines, costs and restitution for counts of access device fraud and theft by receiving stolen property.

In a separate incident, Wineriter was sentenced to between three and 12 months less on day incarceration in the Warren County Jail and pay $2,783.48 for a count of theft by unlawful taking. Wineriter’s sentences will be served consecutively.