NORWICH – Four individuals charged with a variety of felony and misdemeanor crimes appeared in county court Monday, two sentenced to five years probation following guilty pleas while two others will serve time at the Chenango County Correctional Facility and state prison, respectively.
• James C.F. Mills, 48, Chenango Forks, was sentenced to two and a half years in state prison with three years of post release supervision after he admitted to a willful violation of the terms and/or conditions of his probation.
Placed on probation in February of 2011, Mills was ordered to report to the county’s Probation Department as scheduled or requested, failing to do so on numerous occasions. And while Chenango County District Attorney Joseph McBride said Mills’ record was relatively clean, it was clear he was “unable to fulfill the terms and conditions” of his probation.
• Heather L. Llewellyn, 32, Sherburne, was sentenced to six months in the Chenango County Correctional Facility – with credit for time served – after she admitted to a willful violation of the terms and/or conditions of her probation, and must pay approximately $550 in restitution.
Placed on probation in April of 2012, Llewellyn was ordered not to consume nor possess any alcohol, controlled substances or marijuana, admitting on October 29 of that year that she had used the narcotic cocaine four days earlier.
Llewellyn currently has additional charges pending in other courts and her six month sentence at the Chenango County Correctional Facility does not run concurrently with any future sentence she may face.
• Truman K. Fox, 49, Smyrna, pleaded guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated – a class E felony – and was sentenced to five years probation with the condition that he neither possess nor consume any alcohol, controlled substances or marijuana.
Fox was indicted by a Chenango County grand jury in August of 2012, charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated, both class E felonies. It was alleged that Fox, on or about May 16 of that year, operated a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .18 of 1 percent or higher on Park Avenue in the Village of Sherburne. He has one previous DWI conviction dating from July of 2004 in Duval County, FL.
• Samuel M. Pertilla, 58, Norwich, pleaded guilty to one count of driving while intoxicated – a class E felony – and was sentenced to five years probation with the condition that he neither possess nor consume any alcohol, controlled substances or marijuana. Pertilla must also successfully complete the county’s Treatment Court program as part of his probation.
Indicted by a Chenango County grand jury in January of 2012, it was alleged that Pertilla operated a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 of 1 percent or higher following a traffic stop on State Highway 12 in the Town of Norwich. He has one previous DWI conviction, handed down by Chenango County Court in December of 2003.
McBride wished Pertilla well and advised him to avoid any future run-ins with the law. According to McBride, Pertilla could face between one and a third to four years in state prison if he were to violate the terms and/or conditions of his probation.
Said Pertilla prior to his sentencing, “I won’t let myself, nor the court down ... it’s got to stop here.”