Among those sentenced recently in Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene was a man convicted of threatening a woman with a knife.
John M. Bishop, 25, of Keene pleaded guilty to criminal threatening with a deadly weapon, a felony, in Keene in September. According to sentencing documents, he drew a knife and licked the blade while advancing toward a woman identified as D.H., who was sitting in a vehicle. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail, with 260 days suspended for five years. He is eligible for work release.
He also pleaded guilty to committing felony theft by unauthorized taking in Keene earlier in September. According to sentencing documents, he stole money from Robert Huneven by using his debit card at ATMs 23 times. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail, with 260 days suspended for five years and concurrent with the previous sentence. He was ordered to pay $3,229.24 in restitution to Huneven and not to have contact with him, and he will be placed on probation for three years upon release.
Prosecutors dismissed a second felony charge of criminal threatening with a deadly weapon.
Other cases recently resolved include:
Cole B. Hodge, 27, of Westmoreland pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of simple assault for pushing a child younger than 13 and scratching her back with his nails in Hinsdale in October, according to sentencing documents. On one charge, he was sentenced to six months in jail. He is eligible for work release after serving 60 days, and he will be placed on probation for two years upon release.
On the second charge, he was sentenced to 12 months in jail, all suspended for three years and consecutive to the previous sentence. He was ordered not to have contact with the child or her immediate family.
Two extended-term misdemeanor charges of simple assault were dismissed by prosecutors.
Zachary M. Croteau, 28, of Winchester pleaded guilty to conduct after an accident and obstructing government administration, both misdemeanors, in Ashuelot in December. According to sentencing documents, after he struck an Ashuelot Main Street home with his Jeep Cherokee, he failed to stop and provide his information to the homeowner or to the police officer who responded to the scene. He then interfered with the investigation of the incident by hiding the vehicle and tried to induce someone to scrap it, the documents note.
For conduct after an accident, he was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with all but 30 days suspended for three years, and credited for four days of time served. He was ordered to pay $500 in restitution to Charissa Zavorotny and to have no contact with her or her immediate family. He was also ordered to perform 50 hours of community service.
On the second charge, he was sentenced to 12 months in jail, all suspended for three years and consecutive to the previous sentence.
Prosecutors dismissed felony charges of falsifying physical evidence and attempting to falsify physical evidence.
Eric M. Castine, 23, of Dummerston, Vt., pleaded guilty to violating his probation in January on a 2018 felony conviction for criminal liability for the conduct of another-theft by unauthorized taking in Keene in May 2017. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail. Sentencing documents do not indicate how he
violated his probation.