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3 plead guilty and could be sentenced to state prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 July 2014 at 12:00 am

MURRAY – Three people pleaded guilty in Orleans County Court on Monday and they could each be sentenced to state prison for crimes that include an attempted drug sale and burglaries.

A 19-year-old Holley resident admitted to four burglaries. Benjamin A. Odeychuk of Holley Byron Road was arrested in March along with Victor Odeychuk, 17, of Holley and Louis D. Monacelli, 17, of Brockport.

The younger Odeychuk and Monacelli pleaded guilty last week to second-degree burglary. They could be sentenced to a maximum of 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison if Judge James Punch gives them youthful offender status. If the judge decides against YO status, they could face longer maximum sentences.

The older Odeychuk won’t be considered a youthful offender. He faces a maximum of 2 to 7 years in state prison when he is sentenced on Sept. 22. He could receive less time in state prison, a sentence to county jail or probation.

The judge continued the $50,000 bail, which has already been posted with a bond.

A Rochester man pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree. As a second felony offender, he faces a maximum 3 ½ to 9 years in state prison.

But as part of a plea deal, Terry Holmes, 32, can withdraw his plea if he is sentenced to more than 5 years in prison and could then have his case go to trial.

Holmes is accused of bringing heroin to Albion in November with another Rochester man. They were arrested after a vehicle stop at 167 South Main St. Holmes admitted in court he had the heroin with the intent to sell. He will be sentenced on Sept. 22.

In another burglary case, Levy Hill, 42, of Medina admitted he used a brick to break a window at the Kwik Fill in Medina on Sept. 7. After he broke the window, he reached his hand in and grabbed some merchandise from the business on Pearl Street.

He is a second felony offender and faces a maximum sentence of 1 to 3 years as part of his plea to attempted burglary in the third degree. He will be sentenced on Sept. 29.