A Watertown man was resentenced Friday in Jefferson County Court to up to three years in state prison after admitting he violated conditions of probation.
Shaun M. Bohn, 22, was sentenced to one to three years in prison after admitting he violated probation by continuing to use alcohol and unprescribed medications while under supervision. He also admitted that he failed to follow through on recommended substance abuse treatment recommendations.
He was serving five years probation imposed Jan. 20 after pleading guilty Nov. 29 to third-degree burglary for entering a Prospect Street home with the intention of stealing something. Judge Kim H. Martusewicz said it was a strong, strong recommendation that Mr. Bohn complete the prison systems shock incarceration program. If deemed eligible by the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, he will spend six months in prison and then serve the balance of his sentence on parole.
In other court activity:
Antoine Gary, 39, Philadelphia, Pa., admitted violating probation and was resentenced to 11⁄3years in prison, followed by an additional year of supervision upon his release. He admitted violating probation by absconding from supervision. He was serving five years probation imposed in June 2011 for a fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance conviction, having admitted that he possessed cocaine with the intent to sell the drug in Watertown.
Joyce N. Pickering, 57, of 15826 N. Harbor Road, Adams Center, pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated. She admitted that she drove while intoxicated April 28 on East Church Street in Adams after being convicted of misdemeanor DWI in Henderson Town Court in 2009. She is expected to be sentenced Sept. 19 to a three-year conditional discharge and be ordered to complete the Bridge program. She also will be fined $2,500, have her drivers license revoked and be ordered to install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle she owns or operates.
Anthony M. Hanson, 22, of 43469 Route 3, Natural Bridge, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. He entered his plea using an Alford plea, meaning he did not admit to all of the allegations in the underlying case, but did not want to risk being found guilty of the charge at trial. He was accused of being a passenger in a vehicle in which a 46-inch LCD flat-screen TV stolen from Jennifer E. Annis, Black River, was located July 2, 2011, in the town of Rutland. He told Judge Martusewicz that he thought the TV might be stolen, but did not know for certain. He subsequently was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge.
Hakeem M. Williams, 22, Fort Drum, was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and was ordered to perform 40 hours of community service for a May 4 guilty plea to petit larceny. He was charged Sept. 4, along with others, of stealing a wallet from a man on North Massey Street. Mr. Williams entered an Alford plea to the charge, denying that he ever possessed the stolen wallet, but admitting that someone in his group did.
In court activity Thursday, Scott A. Drappo, 46, Black River, successfully completed Drug Court and was sentenced to a three-year conditional discharge and was ordered to complete the Bridge program. For completing Drug Court, a substance abuse rehabilitation program that is designed to serve as an alternative to incarceration, Mr. Drappo had a May 2011 guilty plea to felony DWI vacated and was allowed to plead guilty to a lower level felony DWI charge. He also was fined a total of $2,000.