Man gets 5½ years for having firearm

LOWVILLE — A man facing weapons charges was sentenced Friday afternoon in Lewis County Court to prison time under terms of his April 12 plea deal.

Michael C. Tabolt, 43, was sentenced by Judge John H. Crandall to 5½ years in state prison followed by five years of parole for second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felony charges, to which he pleaded guilty in April.

Mr. Tabolt had a loaded Rock River Arms AR-15 semiautomatic rifle in the hay rack of his horse barn and a silencer for a different weapon in a bag with other things in his garage in November. Because of a prior felony assault conviction, he could not legally possess the firearm.

He is required to pay $375 in court fees and surcharges and the weapons will be destroyed under the judge’s order.

In Judge Daniel R. King’s Friday morning county court session:

Lori J. Durham, 62, Lyons Falls, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny as part of a plea deal that is likely to have her sentenced to five years of probation and payment of full restitution on Aug. 2.

Ms. Durham admitted that when she was an employee of Grieg Store in the town of Grieg, she stole cash and products valued at about $3,955, between Sept. 19 and Oct. 19.

She was originally charged with third-degree grand larceny, a more serious felony, by state police in December.

Ivan M. Herrera, 34, Sackets Harbor, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor petit larceny, reduced from felony grand larceny.

On Dec. 17, Mr. Herrera withdrew about $2,500 from a closed Community Bank account in Lowville. He had already paid full restitution prior to the proceeding.

Mr. Herrera was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and is required to pay a $50 court fee.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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