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Belknap County Superior Court

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

LACONIA — Supervising Justice Kathleen A. McGuire heard the following cases in Belknap County Superior Court:

Randy Johnson, 23, 12 Charles St., Laconia pleaded "chargeable" to a probation violation after being convicted of forgery in November 2008.

He was sentenced to the House of Corrections for six months and six days of the sentence is to be credited to his outstanding fine. The court recommended work release consistent with administrative regulations, drug and alcohol treatment and counseling. The defendant was also placed on probation for one year and is to complete counseling, treatment or educational programs directed by correctional authorities. If restitution is paid in full, probation shall be terminated. The defendant must also undergo a substance abuse evaluation while incarcerated. Attorney Jonathan Cohen represented Johnson.

Probation violation


A city woman convicted of theft has violated the terms of her probation and been ordered jailed. Stephanie Leblanc, 21, 17 Mitchell Place, Laconia, was sentenced to 30 days in the House of Corrections, all but one weekend suspended during good behavior and compliance with all terms of the court's order. The suspended sentence may be imposed after a hearing at the request of the state brought within three years. The defendant is also required to complete counseling, treatment or educational programs directed by correctional authorities. Suspension of the sentence is conditioned upon the defendant paying for an evaluation by a licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor within 30 days. Attorney Matthew Lahey represented Leblanc.

Driving after suspension


A former Belmont man has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of driving after suspension second offense. Daniel R. Cormier, 40, who now lives at 236 Jewett St., Manchester, was indicted on a special felony charge of driving after being deemed a habitual offender. The state agreed to reduce the charge to a Class A misdemeanor. Cormier was sentenced to 12 months in the House of Corrections, all but 60 days suspended during good behavior and compliance with all terms of the court's order. The suspended sentence may be imposed after a hearing at the request of the state brought within two years. The court recommended work release consistent with administrative regulations, drug and alcohol treatment and counseling. The defendant was also placed on probation for one year and is required to complete counseling, treatment or educational programs directed by correctional authorities. The defendant shall complete a substance abuse assessment within 60 days of release and comply with recommendations as rules of probation. Public Defender Wade Harwood represented Cormier.

Felony drug possession


A Franklin man pleaded guilty to a special felony charge of drug possession and received a suspended jail sentence. Justin A. Lessandro, 35, 314 Hill Road, was sentenced to 12 months in the House of Corrections, suspended during good behavior and compliance with all terms of the court's order. The suspended sentence may be imposed after a hearing at the request of the state bought within three years. The sentence is to be served concurrent to a second drug possession charge. The defendant was also placed on probation for two years and was fined $500 plus statutory penalty assessment, suspended. Lessandro was also ordered to complete counseling, treatment or educational programs directed by correctional authorities. The defendant must also complete his GED while on probation. Lessandro also pleaded guilty to a second count of drug possession and was given a second 12 months sentence in the House of Corrections that was suspended. He was also fined $350 plus statutory penalty assessment and must pay for a substance abuse assessment within 60 days and all follow-up recommendations shall become a rule of probation. Public Defender Howard Clayman represented Lessandro.

Burglary


A Belmont man received a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to burglarizing a Belmont home in August 2008. Tyler Baron, 20, 22 Peggy Drive, was sentenced to one to two years in the State Prison, suspended. The suspended sentence may be imposed after a hearing brought by the state within five years. The defendant was placed on probation for two years and was ordered to make restitution of $1,790 plus statutory 17 percent administrative fee to the victim. The court also ordered the defendant to complete counseling, treatment or educational programs directed by correctional authorities. The court further barred Baron from having any contact with Brian Collins or the victims. Attorney Robert Hemeon represented Baron.

Drug possession


A Tilton man pleaded guilty to possessing oxycodone in exchange for the state agreeing to drop — or nol pross — an indictment alleging the sale of the same drug. Richard C. Horne, 26, 3 Windsor Drive, was sentenced to 12 months in the House of Corrections, suspended during good behavior and compliance with all terms of the court's order. The suspended sentence may be imposed after a hearing at the request of the state brought within three years. The defendant was placed on probation for two years and was fined $350 plus statutory penalty assessment. The court further ordered that the defendant shall have and pay for a substance abuse assessment within 60 days and all follow-up recommendations shall become rules of probation. Horne must also complete counseling, treatment or educational programs recommended by correctional authorities. Public Defender Jesse Friedman represented Horne.

Probation violation


A former Rochester man now being held at the State Prison has violated the terms of his probation on a robbery conviction and been ordered incarcerated. Justin Torr, 23, formerly of 287 Chestnut Hill Road, pleaded "chargeable" to the probation violation and was sentenced to one to two years in State Prison. He was credited with 172 days of pretrial confinement. The court recommended drug and alcohol treatment and counseling. The defendant is to complete counseling, treatment or educational programs directed by correctional authorities. Probation is terminated and all fees were waived. Attorney Ted Barnes represented Torr.

A Queen City man convicted of criminal threatening has violated the terms of his probation and been ordered jailed. Hector L. Lopez, 19, 339 Harvard St., Manchester pleaded "chargeable" to the violation and was sentenced to 12 months in the House of Corrections. He was credited with 37 days of pretrial confinement. The court recommended work release consistent with administrative regulations, and that the defendant complete counseling, treatment or educational programs directed by correctional authorities. Other conditions of the sentence include completing the ADAPT program while incarcerated and look for work release employment. If he complies he may petition for 60 days to be suspended from his term of commitment and the termination of his probation. Public Defender John Bresaw represented Lopez.

A former Gilford man who is now at the Belknap County Jail pleaded guilty to violating the terms of his probation on a habitual offender charge and to burglarizing a Gilford recording studio. Joshua A. Ledoux, 31, formerly of 1023 Cherry Valley Road, #2, was sentenced to 11⁄2 to three years in State Prison on the probation violation charge. He was credited with 116 days of pretrial confinement. The sentence is to be served concurrent with the burglary sentence. The court recommended drug and alcohol treatment and counseling and that Ledoux complete counseling, treatment or educational programs directed by correctional authorities.

On the burglary charge, Ledoux was sentenced to 11⁄2 to three years in State Prison. He was credited with 116 days of pretrial confinement. The defendant is to make repay an amount to be determined plus 17 percent administrative fee to Timothy Boucher and Greenlaw's Music. At the request of the defendant or the Department of Corrections a hearing may be scheduled on the amount and method of restitution. The court further ordered that Ledoux have no contact with Timothy Boucher, Tom Loughlin or Greenlaw's Music. Attorney Jonathan Cohen represented Ledoux.

Disorderly conduct

A Northfield woman pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct and was fined $500. Carolee Longley, 41, 135 Shaw Road, was charged with engaging in conduct in a public place, which interfered with a criminal investigation in Tilton on July 31, 2007. She was fined $500 and placed on probation for the purpose of collecting the fine only. The court additionally ordered that Longley not have any contact with J.H. or her family. Attorney Adam Cook represented Longley.

Criminal mischief


An Alton man pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief for throwing a beer bottle through a window. Josh Carney, 34, Frank C. Gilman Highway, #3, was sentenced to 12 months in the House of Corrections, suspended during good behavior and compliance with all terms of the court's order. The suspended sentence may be imposed after a hearing at the request of the state brought within two years. The court further ordered the defendant complete any counseling, treatment or educational programs directed by correctional authorities. Craney must also complete anger management and continue to follow after care recommendation of his evaluation by a licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor. Additionally, he must tour the State Prison. Attorney Brad Davis represented Carney.













Judge Bruce E. Mohl heard the following cases in Belknap County Superior Court:

A former Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to aggravated felonious sexual assault was sentenced to 71⁄2 to 20 years in State Prison with all but 579 days of the minimum and 579 days of the maximum sentence suspended upon the condition of good behavior and compliance with all terms of the court's order. Charles Cook, 63, who has most recently been living at 382 Old East Road, Whitefield, appealed his March 2008 jury conviction to the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the case was reversed and remanded. Cook was also ordered to make restitution in an amount to be determined plus statutory 17 percent administrative fee for all counseling expenses past and future for the victim. The court further ordered Cook to complete counseling, treatment or educational programs directed by correctional authorities. The defendant must also keep the County Attorney's Office informed of his current address and any future change of address, successfully complete sex offender treatment and provide the state with proof. The defendant must enroll in sex offender treatment within 60 days of his release and must register as a sex offender for life, compliant with the laws of whatever state he lives in. Attorney Lincoln Soldati represented Cook.

Marijuana possession


A Tilton woman pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of marijuana possession. Sara Macomber, 30, 8 Winter St., #1, was indicted on a special felony charge of manufacturing marijuana in August. The state and the defense agreed to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor. She was sentenced to 12 months in the House of Corrections, suspended during good behavior and compliance with all terms and conditions of the court's order. The suspended sentence may be imposed after a hearing at the request of the state brought within two years. The defendant was also fined $350 plus statutory penalty assessment. The defendant is to complete counseling, treatment or educational programs directed by correctional authorities. The court further ordered that the defendant shall have a substance abuse assessment within 60 days and all follow up recommendations shall become a condition of the suspended sentence. Proof of compliance must be submitted to the state within 120 days. Public Defender Amy Ashworth represented Macomber.

Attempted theft


A Sanbornton man pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted theft by unauthorized taking. Aric Camire, 26, 522 New Hampton Road, was sentenced to 12 months in the House of Corrections all but 45 days were suspended during good behavior and compliance with all terms of the court's order. The suspended sentence may be imposed after a hearing at the request of the state brought within three years. He was credited with six days of pretrial confinement. The defendant was also placed on probation for two years and was ordered to complete counseling, treatment or educational programs directed by correctional authorities. The court also ordered that Camire must tour the New Hampshire State Prison. He may seek early termination of probation after one year if he has been compliant. Public Defender Anne Weakly represented Camire.