MALONE - The following actions took place in Franklin County Court on Monday, with Judge Robert G. Main Jr. presiding:
n Angelo A. Jones Jr., 25, of Malone, was sentenced to six years in state prison, to be followed by five years’ post-release supervision, after pleading guilty to a charge of second-degree assault. Jones had originally been charged with first-degree attempted assault, second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon in connection with a Jan. 19, 2019, stabbing at a house party in Chateaugay. The victim in that incident was able to drive himself to the hospital.
While awaiting the disposition of that case, Jones was again charged with second-degree assault after he beat his wife with a belt. He pleaded guilty to third-degree assault in February and was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge –– the condition being he plead guilty to second-degree assault in the stabbing case.
Jones has a history of assault charges dating back to his teen years, and he previously served a one-to three-year sentence in state prison resulting from a conviction in Franklin County Court on a charge of second-degree attempted assault; he was released from prison in November 2014.
n Floyd R. Bingham, 47, of Malone, was resentenced to 1 1/3 to four years in state prison after he admitted violating the terms of his probation imposed after he had pleaded guilty in 2018 to a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a person under the age of 16 in the vehicle –– what is known as a Leandra’s Law violation. Bingham had originally been charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and first-degree aggravated driving while intoxicated, both felonies; aggravated driving while intoxicated, DWI, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, reckless driving, using a motor vehicle without a required interlock device, acting in a manner injurious to a child under the age of 17, resisting arrest and third-degree fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, all misdemeanors; and refusal to take a breath test, failure to obey a police officer, driving without a license and three counts of failure to stop at a stop sign, all Vehicle and Traffic Law infractions, after he led New York State Police on a chase through two northern Franklin County towns in January 2018.
In December of 2014, Bingham was charged by Malone Village Police with 15 offenses, including DWI, second-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and resisting arrest following a pursuit that began in the village of Malone and ended off Ragged Lake Road in the town of Bellmont. He pled guilty in May 2015 to misdemeanor DWI in Malone Town Court and second-degree reckless endangerment in Bellmont Town Court and was given a one-year conditional discharge. He was also fined $1,000.
Bingham also was previously charged with DWI in 2010 after the truck he was driving smashed a rock sign in front of Notre Dame Church in Malone.
n Daniel Copp, 21, of Paul Smiths, was sentenced to five years’ probation, with the first 180 days to be served in the Franklin County Jail, after pleading guilty to a charge of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance in connection with a July 25, 2019, incident.
n Rene M. Garrow, 43, of Hogansburg, was sentenced to five years’ probation after pleading guilty to a charge of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Garrow had originally been charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance in connection with a June 13, 2019, incident