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City man pleads guilty to marijuana possession

February 4, 2014
By MICHAEL ANICH , The Leader Herald

JOHNSTOWN - A Gloversville man charged last fall with marijuana possession after he reported a burglary at his residence pleaded guilty Wednesday in Fulton County Court.

Ian E. Fitzpatrick, 24, of 25 Fruit St., pleaded guilty before County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to one felony count of third-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

Sentencing was adjourned until April 25, but he is expected to receive six months in the county jail and five years probation, as part of a plea arrangement.

Fitzpatrick was arrested by Gloversville police after he reported a burglary at his residence and officers found an illegal firearm and marijuana at the scene, police said. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

Gloversville Capt. of Detectives Anthony Clay said at the time that Fitzpatrick had a shotgun with a barrel that was too short and 12.5 ounces of marijuana.

In other County Court cases last week:

Stephen A. Robbins Jr., 59, of 3 Prospect Ave., Gloversville, pleaded guilty Thursday before Hoye to one count of felony first-degree sexual abuse, as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was adjourned until April 7, but he is expected to receive four years in state prison and six years of post-release supervision. He will be state-registered as a sex offender.

Robbins was arrested Oct. 1 by Gloversville police on charges of first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

Gloversville police said Robbins had sexual contact with a 7-year-old girl on July 4. Clay said the incident is believed to have been a one-time occurrence.

Jeffrey Hayes, 55, of 295 Paradise Point Road, Mayfield, was sentenced Wednesday by Giardino to three-years participation in county Drug Court, as part of a plea arrangement. He also received $1,570 in fines and surcharges, he must put an ignition interlock device on his vehicle and his driver's license was revoked.

Hayes pleaded guilty Aug. 30 to felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and driving while intoxicated, as a misdemeanor. He was arrested March 11 in the town of Mayfield.

Todd M. Harwood, 35, of Gloversville, pleaded guilty Wednesday before Hoye to third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and three counts of illegally taking a deer, as part of a plea arrangement. Sentencing was adjourned until April 16. but he is expected to get two to four years in state prison, as a second-felony offender.

Harwood was arrested Oct. 23 by state police and state Department of Environmental Conservation officers. DEC police said Harwood was charged with three counts of illegally killing a deer, three counts of possessing a pistol while muzzle-loader hunting and exceeding the bag limit for deer. Harwood also was charged with three violations of hunting deer over bait.

State police assistance resulted in a felony charge of criminal possession of a weapon against Harwood, authorities said.

 
 

 

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