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Olean man sentenced to seven years in sex case

Timothy Faircloth, also known as Timothy Hale, 38, of Olean, was ordered Monday by Cattaraugus County Judge Ronald D. Ploetz in Little Valley to serve a seven year state prison term on his conviction for first-degree attempted rape and first-degree attempted criminal sex act.

The charges were in connection with his attempt to forcefully compel a victim to have sex with him in the Town of Allegany last Dec. 19. Faircloth, who was arrested by detectives of the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations in March, was also ordered by Ploetz to undergo five years of post-prison release supervision.

District Attorney Lori Petti Rieman said in other cases Monday before Ploetz:

• James J. Faulkner, 40, of Rochester, was ordered to serve a four year state prison term and then submit to two years of post-release supervision on his conviction of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for drug dealing in the Town of Persia on Feb. 25.

• Josue O. Arce-Roman, 36, of Salamanca, was ordered to serve a two to four year state prison term on his third-degree burglary and petit larceny conviction for a City of Salamanca break-in last Dec. 15.

• Brenda L. Anderson, 40, of Salamanca, was placed on probation for five years, ordered to perform 240 hours of community service, and her driver’s license was revoked for one year on her conviction for aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol level of 0.28 percent, three and one-half times the state’s legal limit, in the City of Salamanca on Sept. 20, 2013.

• Bryce E. Caya, 34, of Allegany, was placed on probation for five years, his driver’s license was revoked for one year and he was ordered to use an ignition interlock device for one year after he gets his driver’s license back for his conviction on felony driving while intoxicated, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and circumventing an ignition interlock device ordered by a judge after an earlier road incident for his arrest in the Town of Carrollton on Dec. 25. 2013 when he had a blood-alcohol reading of 0.16 percent, twice the state’s legal limit.

• Jessica J. Bliss, 27, of Olean, was placed on probation for five years and ordered to make full restitution on her fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance conviction for drug sales to undercover police on in the City of Olean last Oct. 25 and Nov. 7.

• Amber C. Elliott, 25, of Olean, was placed on probation for five years and ordered to attend Drug Court on her fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance for an attempted City of Olean drug deal last Aug. 14.

• Joshua J. Pastor, 36, of Bolivar, waived grand jury action and pleaded guilty to a felony count of driving while intoxicated for his arrest in the Town of Allegany Feb. 15 when he had a blood-alcohol reading of 0.26 percent, more than three times the state’s legal limit. He faces sentencing Sept. 14.

• Robert B. Shelton, 54, of Salamanca, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, making unsafe lane changes and making an improper traffic signal before he was pulled over in the City of Salamanca Jan. 29 when he allegedly had a blood-alcohol level of 0.21 percent, more than two and one-half times the state’s legal limit.

• Jacob A. Whitehorn, 18, of Olean, waived grand action and pleaded guilty to a felony count of third-degree attempted burglary for an attempted break-in in the Village of Allegany last Dec. 12. He faces sentencing Aug. 24.

• Patrick M. Needham, 18, of Olean, waived grand jury action and pleaded guilty to a felony count of third-degree criminal mischief and resisting arrest for a May 8 incident in the City of Olean when he damaged more than $250 worth of another person’s property and then tried to flee police. He faces sentencing Aug. 24.

• Tyler B. Lay, 24, of Grand Island, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of third-degree assault for injuring another person during a Town of Persia fight last Aug. 25. He faces sentencing Sept. 14.

• Robert L. Burnett, 36, of Allegany, waived grand jury action and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated for being pulled over in the City of Olean April 30. He faces sentencing Aug. 24.

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