Law and Order: Arcade man pled not guilty to a strangulation charge
The following were in Wyoming County Court before Judge Michael Mohun Sept. 28.
Richard Mason, who is accused of a crime in Arcade, pled not guilty to strangulation in the second degree, a Class D felony, and assault in the third degree, a Class A misdemeanor. Motions are scheduled Nov. 2. Orders of protection were also issued.
Melissa Baker, who committed a crime in Warsaw, was sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation on the conviction of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class C felony. Restitution of $80 has been paid. She is also responsible for a $50 DNA fee.
Daren Tingue, who committed a crime in Arcade, pled guilty to criminal possession of precursors of methamphetamine, a Class E felony, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a Class A misdemeanor. The case has been adjourned to Dec. 7.
The following, who is an inmate at a State Correctional Facility, was in Court Sept. 27.
Bail is set for state inmate cases for two reasons:
• In the event that the inmate’s current sentence is overturned on appeal or the inmate’s sentence is about to expire the bail will kick in on the new case and the inmate would be turned over to the Wyoming County jail while the new case is pending; and
• When bail is placed on an inmate it follows the inmate so when they are moved to different facilities it is one way for them to be found and also the state system knows there is another case still pending.
Hassan Brown pled not guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony. Motions are scheduled Dec. 20. Bail was set at $5,000.