Man given 4 1/2 years in prison

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man convicted of drug possession charges was recently sentenced to 4 1/2 years in state prison during his last appearance in Fulton County Court.

Tikim Robinson, 29, of Walnut Street, Gloversville, was sentenced Sept. 4 by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to 4 1/2 years in state prison, as part of a plea arrangement. He is also slated to receive two years post-release supervision, and his driver’s license was suspended.

For that charge, he was arrested Jan. 25.

That sentence was based on Robinson’s May 24 guilty plea to one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He was also sentenced by Hoye to 1 1/3 to four years in state prison to run concurrently, based on his May 24 guilty to second-degree attempted assault. In that sentence, Robinson must also pay restitution of $300. For that case, he was arrested March 14.

In other County Court action:

∫ Jonathan Ellithorpe, 27, of First Avenue, Gloversville, pleaded guilty before Hoye Sept. 4 to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, as part of a plea.

He is expected to be sentenced later to four years in state prison, with two years post-release supervision.

Ellithorpe was arrested July 17.

∫ Michael L. Hilts, 33, of West Fulton Street, Gloversville, pleaded guilty Wednesday before Hoye as part of a plea arrangement to felony third-degree attempted burglary.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but he is slated to receive 1 1/2 to three years in state prison, restitution, and an order of protection was granted for his victim.

Hilts was arrested June 11 by Gloversville police, charged with felony counts of third degree burglary and third degree grand larceny. He had been taken into custody following an investigation into the burglary of a Gloversville business that occurred on April 12. City police at the time accused Hilts of burglarizing the business and stole a large amount of currency.

∫ Kenneth E. Chamberlain, 56, of 4 Factory St., Johnstown, pleaded guilty Sept. 4 before Hoye to one count of first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, as part of a plea.

He will be sentenced later, due to receive nine months in the County Jail, an unspecified fine, and he must make restitution.

Chamberlain was arrested by Johnstown police March 22, charged with driving while intoxicated and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, both felonies; and leaving the scene of an accident and failure to submit to pre-screen, both violations.

Police said he was involved in an accident in which he left the scene. Chamberlain was located on Hoosac Street.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.

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