Gloversville man gets jail time after car chase

JOHNSTOWN – A Gloversville driver involved in a July car chase with police was sentenced Thursday in Fulton County Court to one year in the county jail.

Christopher DaCorsi, 36, of 99 Woodside Ave., was sentenced by Judge Richard C. Giardino, based on a plea arrangement. The sentence included $1,100 in restitution he must pay with co-defendants.

He pleaded guilty Dec. 20 to second-degree hindering prosecution.

DaCorsi was charged July 20 by Gloversville police. Co-defendants were: Matthew Chest, 29, of 19 N. Melcher St., Johnstown; Clayton Hines, 31, and Sean Hines, 29, both of Brooklyn.

Gloversville police said DaCorsi was driving three other defendants and a fourth passenger on North Arlington Avenue on July 19 when police tried to stop the vehicle for an infraction.

City police and Fulton County sheriff’s deputies followed the vehicle through Gloversville and into the town of Johnstown where it eventually ran into a hedgerow at the Meco Ballpark around 9:30 p.m.

Police said Clayton Hines, Sean Hines and DaCorsi fled on foot and tried to blend in with spectators at the ballpark before being arrested. Chest and the fourth passenger, who was not charged, remained in the vehicle, police said.

Chest initially was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He later was indicted on those charges after police said he sold a half-ounce of cocaine to an undercover officer for $1,100 earlier that night.

Chest received a sentence of 3 1/2 years in prison and three years of post-release supervision for pleading guilty Dec. 13 to a felony count of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

DaCorsi, who police said was in possession of crack cocaine, was charged with hindering prosecution, criminal possession of a controlled substance and several traffic misdemeanors and violations.

Clayton Hines had nearly an ounce of crack cocaine labeled for sale when he was arrested, police said.

He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. Sean Hines was charged with conspiracy.

In other cases Thursday before Giardino:

Randall R. Vose, 34, of 8 Curtis St., Gloversville, received one year in the Fulton County jail as part of a plea arrangement.

He pleaded guilty Jan. 16 to one count of first-degree criminal contempt.

Vose was charged Aug. 15 with criminal contempt, criminal trespass, criminal tampering and obstructing government administration.

Heather R. Poston, 27, of Johnstown, was sentenced to five years probation, based on a plea arrangement.

She pleaded guilty Jan. 16 to one count of fourth-degree grand larceny.

She was charged in Gloversville after state police said Poston was collecting unemployment compensation while working.

She had to make $3,535 in restitution to the state Department of Labor.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at