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Man sentenced in County Court

September 22, 2012
By MICHAEL ANICH , The Leader Herald

JOHNSTOWN - A Gloversville man convicted in July of burglarizing a warehouse and stealing scrap wire was sentenced Tuesday in Fulton County Court to two to four years in state prison.

John Hoag, 35, of 112 Cherry St., was sentenced by Judge Polly A. Hoye as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was based on his July 10 guilty plea to one count of third-degree burglary.

Hoag was charged Feb. 24 with burglary for allegedly stealing scrap wiring from a warehouse. He was arrested by Gloversville police at 1:18 a.m. after his vehicle was found parked outside a warehouse at 144 Harrison Industrial Circle, police said.

Police said Hoag was found hiding inside the building, and a barrel of scrap wiring as well as a spool of wire were found in the back of Hoag's truck. He was initially charged with petit larceny and burglary.

In other County Court cases this week:

Brett Lair, 49, of Gloversville was sentenced by Hoye to one to three years in state prison as part of a plea arrangement. In addition, Lair received a one-year driver's license revocation, six months installation of an ignition interlock device on future vehicles, $1,000 fine and $520 surcharge, and a $50 DNA fee.

The sentence was based on his July 10 guilty plea to one count of felony driving while intoxicated.

Lair was charged by state police on April 8 with felony DWI.

Timothy B. Bovee, 25, of 5 Wood St., Gloversville, pleaded guilty Thursday before Hoye to one count of first-degree criminal contempt as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was adjourned until Dec. 13, but he is expected to receive one year in the county jail and must make restitution. Orders of protection also were issued. The guilty plea was in full satisfaction of previous charges against him.

Bovee had been charged April 25 and July 16 by Gloversville police with counts that included aggravated criminal contempt, felony third-degree criminal mischief and third-degree assault.

Details of the July 16 arrest were unavailable, but Bovee was charged April 25 with third-degree criminal mischief after police said he smashed a rear vehicle window with a shovel at 6 a.m., April 22, on Addison Street. Police said the damage to the vehicle exceeded $250.

Fulton County District Attorney Louise Sira said in April that Bovee was familiar with the victim and had been arguing with the person earlier in the month.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at



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