Plea to cocaine sale draws two-year-term

A 23-year-old New York City man charged with sale and possession of crack cocaine after a Feb. 4 rai

A 23-year-old New York City man charged with sale and possession of crack cocaine after a Feb. 4 raid at a Bleecker Street, Gloversville residence was sentenced Friday in Fulton County Court to two years in prison.

Keith I. Mitchell, a Bronx resident who moved to Gloversville shortly before the raid, was sentenced by Judge Polly A. Hoye on the basis of his April 14 guilty plea to one count of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Police arrested Mitchell and a co-defendant after seizing 1.4 ounces of crack cocaine, officers said. The crack cocaine seized in the raid, divided into 88 individual packages, is worth about $5,000 on the street. Police also seized $695 in cash during the raid.

In other cases Friday before Hoye:

u Callie Wilson, 40, of North Street, Gloversville, was sentenced to time served and five years probation based on her April 12 guilty plea to fourth-degree arson.

Wilson was arrested Jan. 24 after police said she ignited paper she placed in the stairwell of her apartment building.

She was charged with attempted second-degree arson and reckless endangerment after police and firefighters were called to her building and determined she had poured cooking oil on paper in the stairwell and ignited it.

Wilson retreated to her apartment and refused to open the door, police said. When officers forced open the door they said they discovered she had also ignited papers inside her apartment.

u Kenneth E. Montgomery, 28, of County Highway 334, Johnstown was sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation based on his March 26 guilty plea to first-degree unlawful imprisonment.

Montgomery was indicted in September on a rape charge after investigators determined he had inappropriate sexual contact with a woman in February 2008. He was arrested Aug. 3.

u Joshua S. Bailey, 25, of Park Street, Gloversville was sentenced to three years in prison with five years of post-release supervision on the basis of his April 12 guilty plea to second-degree assault.

Bailey, who was arrested on four occasions last year in several area municipalities, satisfied all charges as part of his plea bargain.

He was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny for stealing a cell phone, first-degree criminal contempt for violating an order of protection, resisting arrest and second-degree assault for injuring a police officer trying to take him into custody, and third- degree criminal sale and fourth-degree criminal possession of a firearm for selling a Remington rifle he could not legally own.

u Jon A. Snell, 47, of Bleecker Street, Gloversville was sentenced to a prison term of 11⁄3 to 4 years on the basis of his May 28 guilty plea to felony failure to register as a sex offender.

Snell was arrested Feb. 22 on charges of second-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief and failing to register. He admitted breaking into a Carpenter Street, Gloversville residence and causing damage.

After moving from a residence on Burr Street, police said, Snell failed to notify authorities of a new address.

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