Man gets state prison sentence for bringing contraband into Orleans Correctional

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 May 2022 at 2:34 pm

ALBION – A man from Middleton in Orange County was sentenced to 1 ½ to 3 years in state prison today for bringing Oxycontin, Suboxone strips and marijuana into the Orleans Correctional Facility, attempting to give them to his brother.

Jamarr Gooden, 33, was charged on Nov. 13, with first-degree attempted introduction of dangerous prison contraband.

He allegedly had the contraband in four latex balloons. He was visiting his brother, who was an inmate at the prison in Albion.

County Court Judge Sanford Church gave Gooden, a second-felony offender, the maximum sentence that was part of a plea agreement.

In other cases today in court:

• Judge Church set bail at $10,000 cash and $20,000 bond for a Genesee County man who is accused of multiple car and building break-ins.

Travis Cook of Le Roy was charged on Saturday after a break-in in Barre. He has a codefendant who isn’t being held in jail. Cook, however, has four probation revocations and three prior felonies.

He has been charged with burglary, petty larceny and conspiracy with the break-ins in Orleans County.

• After a sex offender registry hearing, Judge Church determined James Johnson, 24, of Brockport is a level three sex offender. Johnson is on probation for 10 years for second-degree rape for having sexual intercourse with a girl aged 14 in June 2019.

• Also after a sex offender registry hearing, Judge Church determined Spencer Burton, 20, of Albion is a level two sex offender. Burton was recently sentenced to six months in the county jail and 10 years of probation for second-degree rape. He forced a 13-year-old female to have sex when Burton was 19.