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Assaulting deputy brings prison term

A Salamanca man was sentenced Monday in Cattaraugus County Court to serve up to three years in prison for assaulting a sheriff's deputy while being arrested for a driving violation.

Christopher Light, 25, of Summit Street, was sentenced by Judge Larry M. Himelein to one to three years in prison for his guilty plea to second-degree attempted assault Nov. 14 in Great Valley.

District Attorney Edward M. Sharkey said Light was also sentenced to serve concurrent county jail terms of one year for resisting arrest and 90 days and a $500 fine for driving while his ability was impaired.

In another case, Christopher S. Tulwits, 21, of Arcade, was sentenced to one to three years in prison for his conviction of third-degree criminal mischief March 6 in Yorkshire, where he caused more than $250 damage to an apartment.

Donald A. Berner, 41, of Alden, was sentenced to serve a minimum of one to three years and maximum of four years in prison for his conviction to driving while intoxicated Sept. 29 in Yorkshire.

Gregory J. Edwards, 29, of Olean, was sentenced to five years' probation and fined $3,000 for his guilty plea to driving while intoxicated Jan. 31 in the City of Olean.

Sharkey said several others entered guilty pleas and are to be sentenced Dec. 5.

Ann J. Tubbs, 20, of Clarksville, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted forgery of a credit card receipt April 4 in Allegany.

Dustin J. Clifton, 20, of Jamestown, pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted burglary June 9 in South Valley.

Theresa Shea, 40, of Allegany, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and without a license March 25 in the City of Olean.

Keitha Thomas, 34, currently in the county jail, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance April 28 in the City of Olean, where crack cocaine was sold.

Marquis D. Parks, 24, also of the county jail, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (crack cocaine) March 25 in Olean.

Allen M. Seckler, 17, of Franklinville, pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary Dec. 28 in Farmersville.

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