Scheme to collect disability nets man gunshot wound, year behind bars
Updated 8:28 p.m.
BALLSTON SPA A Fort Edward man who planned to pay his friend to shoot him was sentenced Thursday to a year in the Saratoga County jail.
Richmond Principe, 20, was charged in July with making a false statement to police when he filed a report saying an unknown man robbed and shot him. The whole thing was a setup, authorities said, hatched so he could collect disability money from his job. .
He hired Terrance R. Naylor, 19, of South Glens Falls, to pull the trigger June 24, but police caught up with Naylor, who confessed the whole plan.
Naylor was sentenced earlier this month to 1 to 3 years in prison for his role in the scheme.
Also this week in Saratoga County Court:
• Christopher Jamieson, 20, of 829 Rock City Road, Lot 6, Milton, was sentenced Thursday to 6 months in the Saratoga County jail and 5 years’ probation and ordered to pay $1,800 restitution. He pleaded guilty in November to third-degree burglary, stemming from an August 2011 incident in Wilton, and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, which happened in October 2011 in Milton.
• John P. Catone Jr., 20, of Jersey City, N.J., pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny. He was arrested in November on the charge, which stems from a September incident in Wilton.
• Patrick C. Brown, 30, of 4 Walsh Road, Corinth, pleaded guilty Thursday to felony driving while intoxicated and was placed on interim probation to participate in Drug Treatment Court. Sentencing is slated for March. Brown was charged in November in Wilton.
• Richard M. Manning Sr., 50, of 302 S. Main St., Mechanicville, was sentenced Thursday to a year in the Saratoga County jail with credit for time he already served on a DWI conviction and was ordered to use an alcohol-sensing ignition interlock device for 3 years after his release. Mechanicville police charged Manning in November 2011.
• Melissa L. Burke, 45, of Glens Falls, pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree forgery. She was arrested in October for an incident that happened in September in Saratoga Springs.
• Cory Rivera, 35, of 980 Murray Road, Lot 9, Greenfield, pleaded guilty Wednesday to failure to report an address change within 10 days as a registered sex offender.
• Darrick J. Thompson, 32, of Glens Falls, was sentenced Wednesday to 5 years’ probation for criminal possession of a forged instrument charge and ordered to comply with recommended drug treatment. Thompson was charged in April in Saratoga Springs.
• Scott W. Johnson Jr., 33, of 133 County Route 76, Stillwater, was sentenced Tuesday to 5 years’ probation after pleading guilty in November to DWI. He was arrested in July in Halfmoon.
• David P. Brown, 32, of Albany, was sentenced Tuesday to 5 years’ probation on a drunken-driving charge. He was arrested in August in Malta.
• Ryan Turnbull, 28, of 34 Avendale Parkway, Malta, pleaded guilty Jan. 17 to second-degree attempted assault and is scheduled to be sentenced in March. He was charged in September in Malta.
• Pierre LaFrance, 50, of Schenectady was indicted Jan. 16 on two felony DWI charges, as well as felony aggravated unlicensed operation. The alleged incident happened in July in Wilton.