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Olean man gets five year prison term for drug sale and house burglary

An Olean man was sentenced Tuesday by Cattaraugus County Judge Ronald D. Ploetz to serve a combined state prison term of one to five years on his convictions for a City of Olean drug sale last Dec. 26 and for an Olean house burglary Feb. 13.

District Attorney Lori Pettit Rieman said Eddie Ross, 59, was convicted of a felony charge of fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for the drug deal and felony third-degree criminal mischief for the house break-in that left the homeowner’s belongings damaged.

Also Tuesday before Ploetz:

• Anthony J. Harris, 30, of Delevan, was sentenced to up to three years in prison on his guilty plea in May to second-degree assault and second-degree attempted burglary for injuring a Hinsdale couple who confronted him after he broke into their house June 16. Harris also will have to submit to two years of post-release supervision after his release.

• Jenna L. Shoup, 25, of Hinsdale, was sentenced to three years in state prison and two years of post-release supervision on her guilty plea in May to a felony charge of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for a Town of Hinsdale drug sale last Sept. 17.

• Mark W. Gilman, 48, of Salamanca, was sentenced to two to four years in state prison on a felony stolen property conviction. He was arrested in the City of Salamanca on June 18 after stealing a car in Bradford, Pa.

• Anthony K. Matanza, 45, of Ashtabula, Ohio, was sentenced to 1½ to three years in state prison for fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property following a Town of Randolph burglary last March 21.

• Christopher Jansen, 27, of Chaffee, was ordered to serve a one- to three-year state prison term on his felony driving while intoxicated conviction for his arrest in the Town of New Albion on Aug. 22, 2014, when he posted a blood-alcohol level of 0.17 percent.

• Nathan C. Bilby, 23, of Olean, was sentenced to up to eight months in Cattaraugus County Jail on his third-degree attempted burglary conviction for an attempted break-in in the City of Olean March 20.

• Julie R. Richardson, 24, of Franklinville, was placed on probation for five years on her pre-indictment guilty plea in June to fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree identity theft. The crime occurred in the Town of Allegany between Oct. 22 and Nov. 14.

• Tyler E. Dziennik, 22, of Allegany, was granted a one-year conditional discharge on a fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana charge, stemming from his arrest in the Village of Allegany on March 13.

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