Among those sentenced recently in Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene was a Swanzey man convicted on a felony drug-dealing charge.
Richard C. St. Pierre 3rd, 23, pleaded guilty to selling something that was represented to be heroin, a felony, in Keene in July. He was sentenced to two to four years in N.H. State Prison, all suspended for 10 years, and ordered to pay $620 in fines and penalties, all suspended for two years.
He also pleaded guilty to conspiring to sell an illegal drug and falsifying physical evidence, both felonies, in Keene later in July. According to sentencing documents, he “altered, destroyed, concealed or removed” his cellphone to impede the authorities’ investigation. He was sentenced to 12 months in jail on the drug charge and credited for 168 days of time served, and he will be placed on probation for three years upon release. For falsifying evidence, he was sentenced to six months in jail and credited for 168 days of time served. These sentences are concurrent, and his suspended sentence is consecutive to them.
Other cases recently resolved include:
Richard G. Brown 2nd, 48, of Marlboro, Vt., pleaded guilty to committing felony theft by deception in Hinsdale in January 2018. According to sentencing documents, he illegally passed checks drawn on the account of someone identified as E.D. at the Walmart in town, to obtain merchandise and cash totaling more than $1,000. He was sentenced to two to four years in state prison, all suspended for five years, and ordered to pay $1,076 in restitution to Community Bank, N.A.
Brown also pleaded guilty to committing forgery, a felony, and receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor, in Hinsdale in February 2018. According to sentencing documents, he fraudulently issued a check drawn on the account of Kristina Weeks that he knew was stolen or believed to have been stolen.
On the forgery charge, he was sentenced to 12 months in jail, all suspended for three years, and placed on probation for three years. For receiving stolen property, he was sentenced to 12 months in jail, all suspended for 10 years. Sentencing documents do not indicate whether these sentences are concurrent or consecutive.
Prosecutors dismissed 12 felony charges of forgery.
Cheryl A. Damon, 50, whose address is listed in sentencing documents as the county jail, pleaded guilty to violating her probation in February on a 2017 felony conviction for selling what was represented to be heroin in Keene in February 2016. She was sentenced to 60 days in jail and credited for 39 days of time served. Sentencing documents do not indicate how she violated her probation.
Prosecutors dismissed a felony charge of assault by a prisoner that had been levied against Michael Connarn, 41, whose address is listed in court documents as the county jail.