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Two men plead not guilty in Olean break-in two months ago

LITTLE VALLEY – Two men have pleaded not guilty before Cattaraugus County Judge Ronald D. Ploetz to an indictment charging them with second-degree attempted burglary, resisting arrest and other charges following an incident in Olean on Oct. 26.

Paul E. Tyler Jr., 30, of Cuba, and Erik W. Hagen, 30, of Olean, are charged each with fourth-degree criminal mischief, possession of burglar's tools, obstructing governmental administration and petit larceny. Both were remanded to the county jail pending further court proceedings.

In other recent cases before Ploetz:

  • Ronnie R. Miner Jr., 22, of Grantsville, Md., waived grand jury action and pleaded guilty as charged to second-degree rape for having sexual intercourse with a girl younger than 15 in the Town of Perrysburg on Oct. 7. He faces sentencing on Feb. 27.
  • Derek A. Stock, 35, of Holland, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with felony driving while ability impaired by drugs, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and unlawful possession of marijuana. The charges are connected to a traffic stop in the Town of Yorkshire on May 2.
  • Thomas J. Archer, 20, of Delevan, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of third-degree burglary and unlawful growing cannabis. The charges are linked to a Town of Machias break-in on June 13 and also growing marijuana at his residence, authorities said. He faces sentencing Feb. 27.
  • In a Leandra's Law case, Ryan D. McDonald, 27, of Cuba, pleaded guilty to a felony count of aggravated driving while intoxicated and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. McDonald was pulled over in the Town of Ischua on May 17, with a child younger than 15 in his vehicle. He faces sentencing Jan. 29.
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