MALONE - The following actions took place in Franklin County Court on June 16, with Judge Robert G. Main Jr. presiding:

n Brian Turcotte, 42, of Malone, was resentenced to 1 1/3 to four years in state prison after admitting he had violated the terms of his probation. Turcotte had originally been sentenced in October 2018 to five years’ probation after pleading guilty to a felony charge of driving while intoxicated. He had originally been charged with DWI and aggravated DWI in connection with an incident that took place on April 14 in the town of Chateaugay.

The following actions took place in Franklin County Court on Thursday, with Judge Derek P. Champagne presiding:

n Drew Dumville, 20, of Moira, was sentenced to two years in state prison with 10 years of post-release supervision after pleading guilty to a charge of first-degree sexual abuse. Dumville had originally been charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child in connection with a June 16, 2019 incident.

n Lori Pierce, 50, of St. Regis Falls, was resentenced to 364 days in the Franklin County Jail after she admitted to violating the terms of her probation. She had originally been sentenced to five years’ probation, with the first 180 days to be served in the Franklin County Jail, after pleading guilty Nov. 13 to a charge of fourth-degree arson. Pierce had originally been charged with third-degree arson in connection with a May 26, 2019 fire that destroyed the mobile in which she was living. Firefighters who spoke with her at the scene became suspicious about the cause of the fire after she gave inconsistent answers to questions about where the fire began and other details. No one was injured in the blaze.

n Dana L. Francis, 45, of Hogansburg, was sentenced to five years’ probation after pleading guilty to two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Francis had originally been charged with three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, three counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, one count of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly possessing an assault rifle and seven counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines, two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana in connection with incidents reported in March 2018 and June 2018. The controlled substance charges all involved cocaine, St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police said. Francis was arrested after tribal police, with assistance from Homeland Security Investigations and the Border Enforcement Security Taskforce, executed a search warrant at Francis’ residence on Raquette Point Road in June 2018.

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