Sugar Grove man sentenced for assault

Fifteen defendants were sentenced Friday morning by Judge Gregory Hammond.

Norman C. Kenney, P.O. Box 186, Sugar Grove, was charged with simple assault. His attorney, Jeff Connelly, testified that Kenney had turned his life around, attending drug and alcohol meetings and counseling. Connelly said he had so much faith in Kenney that, for only the second time in 25 years, he had given a client his home phone number.

Hammond said that he appreciated the effort Kenney was making, but other people that were as drunk as Kenney had been didn’t “brutally beat a women for two and a half hours” with a closed fist, stomp on her with a boot, hit her with a glass ashtray, slam her repeatedly to the floor by her hair and drag her back from the neighbor’s house when she sought help.

He sentenced Kenney to six months to two years, less one day in the Warren County Prison with credit for time served, $750 in fines and to have no contact with the victim unless she told the court she wanted it. Hammond also told him to continue counseling at Deerfield and to take a Healthy Relationships course.

Erich Nathaniel Cox, 12 W. Third Ave., was sentenced to 30 days to two years, less one day in the Warren County Prison with credit for time served on a charge of simple assault. He was also ordered to pay $875 in fines and costs, and $739.86 in restitution, to serve 50 hours of community service, attend a Family Services Healthy Relationships course and follow all recommendations. He is to have no contact with the victim and is early release and work release eligible.

Leonard Eugene Edmisten, 5290 Brown Hill Rd., received a two-to-five-year sentence in a state correctional institution on charges of DUI: highest rate of alcohol (BAC .16+) third offense, and driving without a license.

He was ordered to pay $2,580 in fines and fees, attend the Alcohol Highway Safety School and Victim Impact Panel and perform 50 hours of community service. He also must undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommendations. He is not eligible for boot camp or the recidivism risk reduction incentive.

Timothy Richard Hause, 109 Connecticut Ave., was sentenced to 72 hours to six months in the Warren County Prison, $1,725 in fines and costs, 15 hours of community service and a 12-month driver’s license suspension on a charge of DUI: general impairment, incapable of safe driving first offense. He was also ordered to attend the Alcohol Highway Safety School and Victim Impact Panel. He is early release and work release eligible.

Lindsay Ryan Head, 3516 Fluvanna Ave., Jamestown, N.Y., was sentenced to 30 days to six months in the Warren County Jail with credit for time served, $1,600 in fines and costs, 15 hours community service, attend Alcohol Highway Safety School and Victim Impact Panel, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and lost her Pennsylvania driving privileges for 12 months. She is early release and work release eligible.

The charges were DUI: highest rate of alcohol (BAC .16+) first offense, but the sentence was in the aggravated range because of an ARD revocation dating to August 2009. Her sentence was delayed to begin at 9 a.m. Dec. 20 so she can completed a nursing course at Jamestown Community College.

Michael Paul Holmes, 718 N. Main St., Youngsville, was sentenced to 48 hours to six months in the Warren County Prison, $955 in fines and fees, 15 hours of community service and a 12-month driver’s license suspension. He was charged with DUI: general impairment, incapable of safe driving first offense and driving on roadways laned for traffic. He was also ordered to attend the Alcohol Highway Safety School and Victim Impact Panel, and undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation by Family Services. Hammond noted that Holmes would be would be eligible for parole immediately after the evaluation was completed. He is early release and work release eligible.

Bethany Susan Johnson,1458 Foote Ave. Ext., Jamestown, N.Y., was sentenced to three years of probation, $1,875 in fines and costs, 75 hours of community service for charges of identity theft and receiving stolen property. Hammond told her she must comply with drug and alcohol recommendations from WCA Hospital and her doctor, who was her victim.

Norman William Kight, 44951 Harrison Rd., Spartansburg, was ordered to pay $650 in fines and fees, lost his driver’s license for 12 months, sentenced to 15 hours of community service and was ordered to have a drug and alcohol evaluation for possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Justin Keith Lancaster, 141 River Rd., was sentenced to 72 hours to six months in the Warren County Jail with credit for time served, $1,455 in fines and fees, 15 hours of community service; and ordered to attend the Alcohol Highway Safety School and Victim Impact Panel, and undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation. He was charged with DUI: general impairment, incapable of safe driving, refusal first offense and careless driving. He is early release and work release eligible.

Colton James Parker, 115 North Rd., Sugar Grove, was sentenced to 7 days to 2 years, less one day with credit for time served, one year probation, $1,500 in fines and fees and a drug and alcohol evaluation on a charge of forgery. Hammond said that Parker is eligible for immediate parole. Since his crime is a felony, he is required to have DNA test for registry.

James M. Patrick, 119 1/2 Canton St., was sentenced to nine months to two years, less one day in the Warren County Prison with credit for time served. He was ordered to pay $1,775 in fines and fees, a drug and alcohol evaluation, a two-year license suspension and a DNA test. He was charged with felony possession with intent to deliver, and is early release and work release eligible.

Mark Allen Pessia, Jr., 54 Mechanic St., Bradford, was sentenced to 30 days to six months in the Warren County Jail, $1,180 in fines and fees, ordered to attend the Alcohol Highway Safety School and Victim Impact Panel, and undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation, either in Warren or McKean County. He lost his driver’s license for 12 months, was ordered to perform 25 hours of community service and is early release and work release eligible.

Martin D. Price, 1539 Pleasant Valley Rd., Ocseola, Pa., was sentenced to 131 days to 2 years in Warren County Jail, less one day, $1,250 in fines and fees and ordered to have no contact with his victim one a felony charge of theft by unlawful taking. He was ordered to have a DNA test, and is eligible for immediate parole.

Pamela Ann Seybert, 3929 Route 899, Marienville, was sentenced to five years intermediate punishment with 30 days in the Warren County Jail and 90 days in an inpatient rehabilitation facility. She was ordered to begin a tri-weekly 12-step program, pay $2,239 in fines and fees, lost her driver’s license for 18 months and do 30 hours of community service on charges of DUI: highest rate of alcohol (BAC .16+) and speeding.

George Albert Flasher, 217 Horton Ave., Sheffield was sentenced to seven days to two years less one day in the Warren County Jail with credit for time served, $550 in fines and costs pay a restitution of $2,637.04, have no contact with the victim, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation, perform 25 hours of community service and take an anger management course for a charge of simple assault.

A bench warrant was issued for Chelsea Elizabeth Snyder for failure to appear.