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Olean man gets state prison term for series of crimes

LITTLE VALLEY - An Olean man was sentenced by Cattaraugus County Judge Ronald D. Ploetz to  up to 8 years in state prison on his guilty plea to burglary, stolen property possession and attempted assault - crimes occurring in the City of Olean in 2015 and 2016.

District Attorney Lori Pettit Rieman said Lance E. Ek , 45, attacked another man during a dispute on July 28, 2015, and pleaded guilty to possession stolen property on Jan. 19, 2016. and  second-degree burglary on April 7.

In other sentencings by Ploetz last week:

  •  Nicholas S. Cossairt, 28, of Olean was sentenced to 5 years in state prison and  5 years of post-release supervision on his guilty plea Sept. 7 to second-degree burglary for a City of Olean break-in on July 17. The prosecutor said Cossairt had been placed on probation and ordered to make $1,586.87 in restitution in an earlier Olean crime.
  • Christopher R. Rowand, 37, of Olean, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in state prison and 2 years of post-release supervision after being convicted of  felony third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance and driving while impaired, crimes that occurred in Olean on  Jan. 28. Pettit Rieman said Rowand was under the influence of alcohol and trying to sell drugs.
  • Bryant Galmer, 29, of Olean, was sentenced to 2 years in state prison  and 2 years of  post-release supervision on his felony conviction to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, for a City of Olean street deal on  Jan. 16.
  • Thomas J. Archer, 21, of Delevan and formerly of Machias, was ordered to serve a state prison term of 1 to 3 years on his felony conviction to third-degree burglary and unlawful growing of marijuana in Machias. He was arrested on June 13.
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