Thursday, 27 October 2022 14:12

October 22 – October 28, 2022

Saratoga County Court

Devin Hayes, 25, of Gansevoort, was sentenced Oct. 19 to 1-1/2 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to aggravated family offense in Moreau. 

Leroy F. Buttles, 47, of Gansevoort, pleaded Oct. 19 to felony grand larceny, in connection with charged from November 2020 and February 2021 in Wilton. Sentencing Dec. 8. 

William L. Kelone, 19, of Schenectady, was charged Oct. 13 with burglary, and grand larceny – both felonies. Kelone is accused of stealing two dirt bikes from a building he entered unlawfully in the Town of Ballston on Oct. 10

Troy M. Tenace, 33, of Ballston, was convicted by trial jury on Oct. 17 of three counts felony assault and one misdemeanor count criminal obstruction of breathing. According to a statement released by the county District Attorney’s Office, Tenace obstructed the breathing of a person known to him in the town of Ballston on Sept. 24, 2021 and proceeded to assault the victim’s family member who attempted to come to their aid. The second victim suffered multiple serious physical injuries. Sentencing is Dec. 6. 

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office 

Robert E. Brown III, 43, of Wildwood, NJ, was charged Oct. 18 with two felony counts burglary. It is alleged that Brown illegally entered a dwelling in April of 2021 and a storage unit belonging to the same victim in June 2021 to commit larceny. Both locations are in the Town of Malta. Brown was being held at the Saratoga County Jail on separate charges from the New York State Police when he was arrested on these complaints. 

Jayden K. Buckmaster, 18, of Galway, was charged Oct. 18 with rape in the first-degree and possessing a sexual performance by a child on the suspicion of a sexual assault against a minor. Buckmaster is alleged to have had sexual intercourse with an 11- year-old child. Both charges are felonies. Buckmaster was sent to the Saratoga County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 Cash Bail / $50,000 Bond.

Steven A. Dunn, 34, of Princetown, NY, was charged Oct. 18 with criminal trespass (misdemeanor) and assault (felony). The alleged incident occurred in Halfmoon, and the assault charge is based on the accusation that an off-duty New York State Trooper suffered physical injury when Dunn attempted to flee. Dunn was sent to Saratoga County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash bail, or $10,000 bond.

NY State Police

On Oct. 16, State Police charged Jackson K. Amankrah, 25, of Halfmoon, with aggravated DWI, and multiple violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Laws. At about 3:49 a.m., Troopers responded to a two-vehicle head-on crash on I-87 in the town of Colonie. The investigation determined that Amankrah was operating a vehicle southbound on I-87 in the northbound lanes and struck a northbound tractor-trailer head-on. No one was injured in the crash. Amankrah was transported to SP Latham for processing, where he recorded a 0.19% BAC.

On Oct. 15, State Police of Clifton Park charged Corrine M. Bentley, 38, of Halfmoon, with petit larceny and trespass, after Troopers received a complaint that a woman was found going through items inside a parked vehicle at a residence in Halfmoon. The investigation determined Bentley entered the vehicle without permission and took items.

On October 13, 2022, State Police of Wilton charged Jeffrey R. Nadeau, 37, of Hadley, with two counts of DWI and other Vehicle and Traffic Law violations. On October 13, at about 9:16 a.m., Troopers responded to Wilton Mountain Road in Corinth, for reports of a pickup off the roadway. Nadeau was allegedly located in the vehicle’s driver’s seat, which had struck a utility pole. He was charged with DWI and transported to SP Wilton for processing, where he recorded a 0.17% BAC. Nadeau was issued tickets returnable to the Corinth Town Court and released to a sober party. On Oct. 13 at about 4:36 p.m., Troopers responded to Gailor Road in Wilton, for the reports of an SUV partially in the road with the operator slumped behind the wheel. Troopers arrived and located Nadeau asleep in the driver seat of the running vehicle. He was arrested for DWI and transported to SP Wilton for processing, where he recorded a 0.13% BAC. Nadeau was issued tickets returnable to the Wilton Town Court and released to a sober party.

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