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Judge makes rulings on several Cattaraugus County criminal court cases

LITTLE VALLEY – A Delevan man waived grand jury action and pleaded guilty Monday before Cattaraugus County Judge Ronald D. Ploetz to a reduced charge of third-degree assault for shooting a man with a rubber bullet during a brawl in Delevan on Nov. 21. Jaun-Luc Baker, 22, faces sentencing May 4.

In other Cattaraugus County Court action Monday:

• Kyle S. King, 24, of Perrysburg, was sentenced to 1½ to three years in prison on his plea as a prior felon to a reduced felony count of attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree for unlawfully possessing a firearm. Police found a firearm in his vehicle when he was pulled over in the Town of Perrysburg on Sept. 13.

• Starr S. Kitchen, 25, of Olean, was sentenced to a two years in state prison and post-release supervision on her felony conviction for criminal sale of controlled substances in the City of Olean, on April 2 and April 5.

• Terrence M. Crusen, 30, of Olean, was placed on probation for five years on his plea to a felony charge of driving while intoxicated. He was stopped in the City of Olean last Aug. 16. Crusen also was fined $1,000, ordered to perform 240 hours of community service and use ignition interlock devices in his vehicles for the next five years.

• Hector N. Correa, 37, of Portville, was placed on probation for three years on his guilty plea to a reduced charge of failure to register as a sex offender with the State Sex Offender Registry within 10 days of changing his residence last Sept. 11.

• Thomas Oldshield, 19, of Salamanca, waived grand jury action and pleaded guilty as charged to felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. He was arrested during an attempted heroin sale Jan. 14 in the City of Olean, where he was found to be carrying a defaced firearm. He faces sentencing May 4.

• Jeremy M. Foster, 24, of Salamanca, waived grand jury action and pleaded guilty to a felony charge of attempted burglary in the third degree for an attempted break-in in the Town of Portville in mid-December 2013. He faces sentencing May 4.

• Lawrence A. Bennion, 37, of Olean, pleaded guilty to a felony count of driving while intoxicated. He registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.17 percent when pulled over in the Town of Olean on May 11. He faces sentencing May 4.

• Carl R. Simons, Jr., 35, of Kill Buck, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree for drug deals in the City of Olean on May 28.

• David J. Knoxsah, 25, of Salamanca, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted burglary in the second degree for causing more than $1,500 in damage during a Town of Salamanca break-in on May 4. He faces sentencing May 30.

• Kelly M. Crawford, 34, of Olean, pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree for illegally changing the amount of a prescribed medication on a prescription form and forging a signature on a check. She faces sentencing May 4.

• Jason A. Rivera, 36, of Olean, waived grand jury action and pleaded guilty to criminal mischief in the fourth degree and criminal trespass in the second degree for a City of Olean incident Jan. 23. He faces sentencing March 16.

• Daniel C. Ives, 60, of Salamanca, was sentenced to five years of probation after being convicted of felony driving while intoxicated. He was pulled over in East Otto on Aug. 23, when he posted a blood-alcohol level of 0.15 percent. Ives’ driver’s license was revoked for one year and he was ordered to use an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he drives for one year after he gets his license back.

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