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|Lewis County Court Report: January 10, 2020
January 10, 2020 09:00 p.m. By: Nick Altmire
in Lewis County Court, with the Honorable Daniel R. King presiding:
Derek A. Dolan, 25, of Port Leyden, was sentenced to 6 months in Lewis
County Jail followed by 10 years of probation on a charge of Possessing Sexual
Performance by a Child, a class E felony. He pleaded guilty to the crime on
December 20, admitting to being in possession of a pornographic video featuring
a child on April 8 at his town of Lyonsdale home. He was additionally ordered to
pay $1,425 in court fees and fines. Mr. Dolan will return to court on January 24
when a determination will made on the level of his sex offender classification.
Jacob Farney, 28, of Lowville, was sentenced as a second felony offender to
serve 8 years in State prison followed by 3 years of post release parole on a
charge third-degree Criminal Sale of a Conrolled Substance, a class B felony. He
pleaded guilty to the charge on December 6, admitting to selling heroin and
fentanyl to a confidential informant on January 18 in the town of Watson. Judge
King mandated Mr. Farney to the State prison system's 90-day Willard Drug
Rehabilitation program, which allows inmates who successfully complete the
program to serve the remainder of their prison sentence under parole
supervision. Mr. Farney was additionally ordered to pay $110 in restitution and
$375 in court fees and will have his driver's license suspended for 6 months.
Garrett L. Munden, 23, of Copenhagen, was sentenced to serve 6 months in
Lewis County Jail followed by 10 years of probation on a charge of third-degree
Rape, a class E felony. He pleaded guilty to the charge in December, admitting
to having sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 17 in October. Mr.
Munden was additionally ordered to pay $1,425 in court fees and fines. He will
return to court on February 14 when his level of classification will be determined
for registration as a sex offender. Both the victim, now 17, and her mother
appeared in court to request that no order of protection be issued on the victim's
Justin C. O'Brien, 36, of Rome, pleaded guilty to one count of fifth-degree
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, a class D felony, admitting to selling
psilocybin in the town of Turin on July 5 at the moe.down music festival.
Sentencing was adjourned to April 3, when Mr. O'Brien is expected to be sent to
State prison for 2 1/2 years as a second felony offender.
Alysa Ortlieb, 36, of Lowville, pleaded guilty to one count each of fifth-degree
Welfare Fraud and Petit Larcency, both class A misdemeanors. Restitution in the
amount of $2,0017.19 was paid. Sentencing was adjourned to January 24, when
Ms. Ortlieb is expected to receive terms for a conditional discharge.
Kellie A. Waugh, 33, of Carthage, was sentenced to serve 2 to 6 years in State
prison on a charge of felony DWI. She pleaded guilty to the charge on December
6, admitting to driving while intoxicated on October 13 in the town of Denmark.
Ms. Waugh has two previous DWI convictions, one in 2010 and the other in
2018. She was ordered to pay $1,570 in fines and court fees and will have her
driver's license revoked for a year.
Natalie K. Weaver, 27, of Adams, was sentenced to serve 6 months in Lewis
County Jail followed by 5 years of probation on a charge of fifth-degree Criminal
Sale of a Controlled Substance, a class D felony. She pleaded guilty to the
charge on November 19, admitting to selling LSD during the moe.down music
festival on July 5 in the town of Turin. Ms. Weaver was ordered to pay $50 in
court fees and previously paid $110 in restitution in addition to forfeiting $196 in
seized cash and buy money.