Share this article

print logo

Delevan man pleads guilty to trying to set up meth lab

LITTLE VALLEY – Michael C. Lathrop, 25, of Delevan, pleaded guilty before Cattaraugus County Judge Ronald D. Ploetz this week to a felony charge of attempted unlawful manufacture of methamphetamines for trying to set up a meth lab in early April in the Town of Freedom. Lathrop, who has been in jail for nearly two months, will be sentenced Aug. 29.

In other cases before Ploetz:

• Bridget Bardo, 33, of Salamanca, was ordered to serve a two-year state prison term and submit to one-year of post-release supervision. She was convicted on a charge of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for a July 15, 2015, street sale of drugs in the City of Salamanca. In January 2013, Bardo was ordered by Judge Ploetz to serve a term of up to one year at the county jail for fourth-degree grand larceny for stealing more than $1,000 worth of property in a Town of Coldspring incident in April 2012.

• Thomas V. Lewis, 25, of Salamanca, was ordered to serve a state prison term of one to three years on his felony conviction of second-degree attempted assault for injuring a Salamanca police officer while fighting with police in a May, 9, 2014, incident in Salamanca.

• CJ Andrew Wolf, 25, of Niagara Falls, was ordered to serve 60 days in the county jail and 10 years on probation. On March 28, he pleaded guilty before being indicted for third-degree rape for having sexual intercourse with a girl younger than 17 on Dec. 6 in the Town of Salamanca.

• Joseph Tyler, 27, of Dayton, was placed on probation for 10 years on his third-degree rape conviction for sexual intercourse with a girl younger than 17 years old Aug. 11 in the Town of Dayton.

• Kyle Claypool, 29, of Salamanca, was granted a one-year conditional discharge on his fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property conviction for knowingly possessing more than $3,000 worth of property stolen July 28 in the City of Salamanca. Claypool was only charged with possessing the stolen goods, not carrying out the burglary himself.

• Tiffany L. Chiarilli, 38, of Cuba, pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated for an incident Jan. 27 in the Town of Yorkshire. In September 2011, now retired Cattaraugus County Judge Larry M. Himelein placed her on probation for five years, fined her $1,000, ordered her to perform 100 hours of community service and revoked her driver’s license for a year for an incident in July 2010 in the Town of Farmersville.

• Thomas E. Clouse, 22, of Arcade, pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated. He was arrested Nov. 7 in the Town of Yorkshire for driving with a suspended license, driving up to 78 mph in a 45-mph zone and having a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 percent, according to State Police. He faces sentencing July 24.

• Lenny A. Pena, 20, of Olean, pleaded not guilty to two indictments. In one, he was charged with two counts of second-degree assault for allegedly seriously injuring a 65-year-old man during an altercation in the City of Olean. In the other, he was charged with felony second-degree criminal mischief, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and second-degree harassment in connection with an April 10 incident in Olean in which he allegedly caused more than $250 in damage to the property of others and interfered with an official investigation of the incident. He is currently being held at the county jail.

• Ricky L. Armstrong, 36, of Salamanca, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with two counts of aggravated family offense, criminal contempt, stalking and resisting arrest in connection with an incident Jan. 26 in the City of Salamanca. He is in custody at the county jail.

• Daniel T. Wilson, 39, of Hinsdale, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon in connection with an armed break-in May 14 in a building in the Town of Hinsdale. He also is in the county jail.

• Daniel P. Klein, 26, of Olean, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with third-degree burglary in connection with a June 1 break-in in the Town of Persia. He is being held in the county jail.

• Berry Armprester, 69, of Olean, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with felony counts of third-degree criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance in connection with a drug deal Nov. 4 in the City of Olean. He was remanded to the county jail.

• Logan Shearer, 20, of Olean, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass for an incident Dec. 27 in the Town of Allegany. He faces sentencing Aug. 29.