2 sentenced to Orleans County Jail

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 July 2014 at 12:00 am

Judge gives some jail time for Medina man with cancer

ALBION – Two people were sentenced to Orleans County Jail today.

A Medina man battling cancer was sentenced to four months of an intermittent sentence in jail. Kimberly C. Dillon, 57, of State Street will be allowed out of jail from Wednesday at noon to Friday at noon so we can receive weekly cancer treatments in Rochester.

Dillon admitted he sold hydrocodone from his house on Nov. 25, 2013. He pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. He faced a maximum of six months in jail as part of his plea offer. He told Orleans County Court Judge James Punch that time in jail “is going to kill me.”

Punch said he could have given Dillon straight time in jail.

“I have to consider the people you are going to slowly kill by the spread of drugs,” Punch said. “You’re lucky you’re not in state prison.”

The judge also sentenced an Appleton woman to six months in jail for stealing a horse trailer from Lynn-Ette and Sons farm in Kent.

Dawn Papazian pleaded guilty to grand larceny. She apologized to the Roberts family and said she was fighting depression when she committed the crime.

She has paid restitution. However, she isn’t sure what happened to some of the contents in the trailer, her attorney Nathan Pace told the court.

“I am hoping to prove I’m a better person than that,” she told the judge.

Punch gave her time in jail. Punch said being “in a dark place,” to quote Papazian, isn’t an excuse for committing a crime.

“The victims work hard for their property,” he said. “It meant a lot to them.”