2 are sentenced to County Jail, others plead guilty in County Court

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 May 2019 at 12:05 pm

ALBION – Two people were sentenced to a year in the Orleans Cunty Jail today by County Court Judge Sanford Church.

Jason Muck, 41, of Medina was sentenced to jail after he pleaded guilty to violating his probation. He could have faced up to 1 to 3 years in state prison.

Muck admitted to using drugs and not attending a treatment program through GCASA while he was on probation for driving while intoxicated.

• William Shelhorse Jr., 53, of Albion also was sentenced to a year in jail for DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree.

Shelhorse was charged on Nov. 7 after being stopped on East Avenue in Albion. He registered a BAC of 0.16 percent, twice the legal limit. He also was driving without a license.

Shelhorse asked for weekend sin jail so he could keep working full-time and could pay off his court fines.

Judge Church declined the weekend option, saying Shelhorse has continued to drink alcohol and use marijuana.

Two other people pleaded guilty and could face incarceration when they are sentenced.

• William Q. Nowak, 41, of Michigan pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. He admitted in court to having concentrated cannabis in the form of edible chocolate and edible candies.

He was stopped in Orleans County on Nov. 20. Nowak said he planned to sell the products in the county.

He faces up to a year in jail when he is sentenced on July 25. He opted to accept a year in jail over probation.

• Christopher Aldrich, 49, of Albion pleaded guilty to felony DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He was charged on Jan. 25, when he said he drank about a dozen beers before driving. He registered a BAC of 0.21 percent.

He could face up to three years in state prison when he is sentenced on July 11.

In February 2017, Aldrich was sentenced to a year in the county jail for getting his second DWI since 2012.

A Bronx man who was to be sentenced had his case adjourned for three weeks. Edwin King, 59, of the Bronx has pleaded guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband, a class D felony. He admitted to sending suboxone to an inmate at the Albion Correctional Facility, a women’s prison.

King, as a first-time felony offender, faces up to 1 to 3 years in prison. He is getting treatment for colon and prostrate cancer, with chemotherapy every three weeks on New York City.

Judge Church wants to see a medical report for King’s treatment before making a decision on the sentence.

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