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ALLEGANY MAN GETS PRISON IN POLICE ALTERCATION

An Allegany man who kicked out a police car window has been sentenced in Cattaraugus County Court to up to three years in prison.

Ernest L. Chase III, 34, of North Nine Mile Road was sentenced Monday by Judge Larry M. Himelein to one to three years in prison for his guilty plea to second-degree assault. The crime occurred June 23 in Olean, where Chase tried to assault a police officer and, during his arrest, damaged the patrol car.

Chase also was sentenced to a concurrent term of six months in jail for his guilty plea to fourth-degree criminal mischief.

In other court action:

Kelly R. Thompson, 33, of East Otto was sentenced as a second-felony offender for his conviction on charges of fourth-degree grand larceny and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Thompson faces sentences of 1 1/2 to three years in prison on each charge, to be served concurrently. The crime occurred April 14 in East Otto, where he was found to be in possession of two guns, although he was a convicted felon, and was operating a vehicle without the owner's permission.

Cleveland Howell, 26, of Buffalo was sentenced to one to three years in prison for his guilty plea to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for an April 20 arrest in Olean, where he sold cocaine.

Ty S. Ellis, 30, of Olean was sentenced to four months of weekends in the county jail, five years' probation and $8 restitution for his guilty plea to first-degree criminal contempt for an Oct. 13 incident in Olean. Ellis reportedly violated a court of order of protection and assaulted the person named in the order.

Robert Deptula, 18, of Yorkshire was sentenced to 11 months in the county jail after pleading guilty to a probation violation. He violated terms of the probation by using drugs and failing to complete drug treatments. Deptula had been sentenced to probation in Wyoming County in 1999 for a conviction of grand larceny for stealing a car.

Josef L. Young, 29, of Randolph was sentenced to 60 days of weekends in jail and continued on probation for his guilty plea to a probation violation, entering the Jamestown residence of a person who had been a victim of Young. Young was sentenced to probation in 1998 in Jamestown for sexual abuse.

Scott T. Hirliman, 29, of Allegany was sentenced to five years' probation and fined $2,500 for his guilty plea to driving while intoxicated Sept. 22 in Carrollton.

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