Clarendon man pleads guilty to weapons charge in Albion and could face 7 years in prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 March 2022 at 11:44 am

ALBION – A Clarendon man pleaded guilty in Orleans County Court this morning to criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree and reckless endangerment in the second degree.

Jonathan Jimenez, 23, of Thomas Estates in Clarendon admitted in court today he had a 9 mm Luger handgun and discharged it last Aug. 8 in Albion.

He faces a maximum of 7 years in state prison when he is sentenced on May 25. Without the plea agreement, Jimenez could have faced up to 15 years in prison if he went to trial and was convicted.

Jimenez was charged on Aug. 17 after exchanging gunfire twice in the Village of Albion with Prince Z. Wilson, 23, on Aug. 8 and Aug. 14. Jimenez was wounded in the leg on Aug. 14.

Wilson also appeared in court today and rejected a plea offer for the same charges and a cap of 12 years in prison.

In another case, Brian Beach, 50, of Albion was sentenced to 1 ½ to 3 years in prison for criminal contempt in the first degree for violating an order of protection. Judge Sanford Church issued another order of protection for the maximum of 8 years for the victim in the case. Beach is a second-felony offender.