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2 plead guilty and could be sentenced to jail or prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 October 2016 at 11:58 am

ALBION – Two people admitted to felony crimes during Orleans County Court on Monday. Both could face incarceration when they are sentenced on Dec. 12.

Jada Sorta, 20, of Sawyer Road in Kent pleaded guilty to attempted burglary in the second degree, which carries a maximum of 3 to 7 years in state prison. Sorta admitted in court she entered a home without permission on Ridge Road in Murray on May 21, and stole a bank card, keys to a vehicle and a MP3 player. She will be sentenced at 2 p.m. on Dec. 12.

Betty Russell, 56, of West Avenue in Medina pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, which normally carries a maximum sentence of 1 ½ to 3 years in prison. However, as part of a plea deal, Russell will face no more than 6 months in county jail when she is sentenced at 2 p.m. on Dec. 12. She admitted she sold hydrocodone and acetaminophen pills on Jan. 29, 2016.