2 sentenced to state prison for crimes in Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 May 2019 at 10:24 am

ALBION –Two people were sentenced to state prison during Orleans County Court last Thursday.

Andrew Walch, 33, of Holley was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in prison for felony driving while intoxicated. He was charged on Sept. 21, 2018 when he was allegedly driving after using alcohol, cocaine and marijuana. He registered a Blood Alcohol Content of .10 percent.

Angela Fields of Syracuse was sentenced to 1 ½ to 3 years in state prison for promoting prison contraband in the first degree for allegedly bringing Buprenorphine and other pills to the Albion Correctional Facility on Sept. 1. She is a second felony offender.

A Niagara Falls woman pleaded guilty to one count of burglary in the third degree. Alberta Ellis and two co-defendants allegedly broke into two farm labor camps in Carlton and Yates on Oct. 11 and stole money, sneakers, a television and household items from farmworkers. Ellis will be sentenced on July 18.

Regina Russell of Niagara Falls is a codefendant in the case. She was arraigned on May 2 for two counts of burglary in the second degree and 10 counts of petit larceny. The other codefendant is a juvenile and that case is being handled in Family Court.

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