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3 admit crimes or probation violations and will likely be sentenced to jail

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 March 2019 at 9:19 am

ALBION – Three people either pleaded guilty or admitted to probation violations In Orleans County Court on Thursday. They will soon likely be sentenced to jail.

William Shelhorse Jr., 53, of Albion pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Shelhorse was charged on Nov. 7 after being stopped on East Avenue in Albion.

He admitted in County Court on Thursday to drinking a six-pack of beer before driving that day. He registered a BAC of 0.16 percent, twice the legal limit. He also was driving without a license. His license was revoked in 1998.

He could face up to six months in jail and five years probation when he is sentenced on May 16.

Miranda Rose, formerly of Orleans County, admitted to using drugs and not paying enough of the restitution she owes. She pleaded guilty last month to fifth-degree welfare fraud and was sentenced to two years probation in May. She admitted to collecting $3,577 in welfare benefits when she was living out of the county in Baltimore.

She will be sentenced on April 11 for the probation violations and could spend up to six months in jail.

Jimmie Priestley of Holley admitted to probation violations, including drug use, missing probation appointments and withdrawing from a drug treatment program.

Priestley has been on probation for falsifying business records. He faces up to nine months in jail when he is sentence don May. Judge Sanford Church sent bail for Priestley at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.

In another case, a Medina man was to be sentenced on a felony drug charge. Collen Poole faces up to 3 years in state prison for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree.

However, he wants to withdraw a guilty plea from Nov. 29. He entered that guilty plea just before he was to go to trial on Dec. 3.

He was charged on March 1, 2018 after police and state parole officers found cocaine, marijuana and pills identified as Hydrocodone and Ecstasy, following a search of his residence.

Judge Church adjourned the sentencing until next Thursday.

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