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January 22, 2008

Man resentenced in Delaware court

By Patricia Breakey

DELHI _ A Sidney Center man who didn't receive a long-enough jail sentence was resentenced in Delaware County Court on Tuesday.

Edward Sherman, 54, was sentenced to three months in jail Jan. 14, but officials then discovered that Sherman had already served more than three months, so his sentence was extended to one year in jail.

Sherman will now serve 44 days, which combined with time served, will satisfy the one-year sentence.

Sherman pleaded guilty to numerous probation violations, including failing to report to his probation officer, leaving the county without permission, receiving traffic tickets and not taking prescribed medication.

Sherman was originally sentenced to three years' probation on April 6, 2005, on a charge of third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

In another case, three of four area men who were arrested on burglary charges related to seasonal-home burglaries pleaded guilty and were sentenced Friday.

The burglaries occurred during January and February 2007 in Meredith, Davenport, Kortright, Harpersfield and Maryland, police said previously.

Ryan A. Smith, 24, of Davenport Center, pleaded guilty to three counts of third-degree burglary and was sentenced to three concurrent one-year sentences, according to court records.

Chad A. Loucks, 21, of Harpersfield, also pleaded guilty to three counts of third-degree burglary and was sentenced to three concurrent one-year sentences.

Travis Loucks, 18, of Stamford, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree burglary and was sentenced to five years' probation with the first six months in jail, court records indicated.

The three men were ordered to make restitution totaling $32,333.94.

Delaware County District Attorney Richard Northrup said the fourth man involved in the burglaries was Daniel Mondore, 21, of Franklin and Oneonta. Mondore was sentenced previously, Northrup said.

Northrup said there were at least 12 restitution orders that the men are responsible for paying. He said they stole a safe from one home that contained $14,000.

Mondore allegedly burglarized homes belonging to Harriet James, Garrett Robinson and Jean Williams, who each own property on Stewart Road; Mario Diminich on Charlotte Creek Road; and Carmel Dalli on Rathbun Hill Road.

Smith, Chad Loucks and Travis Loucks allegedly burglarized homes belonging to Antonio Cinquanta and Heinz Frohlich, who both own property on Whiskey Hollow Road, and Mario Viminich on Charlotte Creek Road.

Northrup said the four men worked together in various combinations on the burglaries.

A number of the stolen firearms, a quantity of ammunition and other hunting-related property was recovered, officials said.

In other court business:

ä Gary Temple, 54, of Davenport, pleaded innocent to two counts of driving while intoxicated that stem from an incident in Davenport on July 3.

Temple was released on his own recognizance. His trial is scheduled for the July 14 trial term.

ä Wesley J. Eignor, 44, of Fleischmanns, pleaded innocent to fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance for allegedly possessing cocaine.

Eignor also pleaded innocent to second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia, first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child, for allegedly giving alcohol to a person younger than 21, and third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, for allegedly driving a car belonging to Jennifer Myers-Finch.

Eignor's charges are related to incidents allegedly from Nov. 14 in Middletown.

Eignor was released on $1,000 bail with the conditions that he remains in treatment and does not possess or consume alcohol or any controlled substance. His trial is scheduled for the July 14 term.

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Patricia Breakey can be reached at 746-2894 or at stardelhi@stny.rr.com.