4 are sentenced in County Court for crimes in Orleans
ALBION – Four people were sentenced in Orleans County Court last Thursday by Charles Zambito, a Genesee County Court judge who is handling some cases in Orleans.
Rodney L. Scales, 30, of Garson Street in Rochester was sentenced to 3 ½ years in state prison, plus 3 years of post-release supervision.
He was arrested on Jan. 3 after police seized a quantity of crack cocaine that was packaged for sale. Scales was the driver of the vehicle and faced drug possession and sale charges.
He pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. He is a second felony offender.
• A Waterport woman was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in state prison for third-degree burglary. Mary Golding, 53, was sentenced after she failed to complete a drug diversion program. If she had been successful in the program, the felony charge would have been dismissed and she would have avoided incarceration.
She admitted in a previous court appearance to going into a building on North Liberty Street in Albion without permission.
• A Waterport man was sentenced to three years of probation for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.
Frederick Lockwood Jr., 54, was arrested on Dec. 31. As part of his sentence, he also has to complete 100 hours of community service.
• A Rochester man also pleaded guilty to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree.
Jahquan E. Coleman, 25, of Selye Terrace faces up to 4 years in state prison when he is sentenced on Sept. 6. He admitted to selling cocaine in Albion on Aug. 30.
• In a case before Judge Sanford Church, an Albion man pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.
Demetrius Bennett, 39, was charged in January with criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, menacing in the second degree, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth and seventh degree. He was arrested after he allegedly threatened a man on Washington Street in Albion.
As part of plea deal, Bennett admitted to having cocaine in his possession. He will face up to a year in the county jail when he is sentenced.