Man accused of beating woman heads to prison

JOHNSTOWN – A Gloversville man convicted in a case involving a woman knocked down and restrained was sentenced Thursday in Fulton County Court to 1 1/2 to three years in state prison.

Jason W. Wagoner, 28, of 54 Forest St., Gloversville, was sentenced by Judge Richard C. Giardino as a second felony offender.

He pleaded guilty Feb. 27 to a single felony count of first-degree criminal contempt.

Wagoner was arrested Sept. 21 by Gloversville police.

He was initially charged with criminal contempt, attempted assault and disorderly conduct after Gloversville police responded to a call about Wagoner beating a woman.

The investigation revealed he knocked her down to the pavement and was holding her down, police said.

In other court cases this week:

Michael T. Blowers, 21, of Midline Road, Amsterdam, was sentenced Wednesday by Giardino to one-to-three years in state prison as part of a plea arrangement.

He pleaded guilty Feb. 28 to one count of fourth-degree grand larceny.

He was arrested Aug. 15 in the town of Johnstown, as one of three men charged by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department with taking about $3,000 worth of tools and equipment from a location on Maloney Road.

Co-defendants were Jonathan M. Murphy, 21, of Midline Road, Amsterdam, and Ryan M. Brown, 22, of Dean Street, Amsterdam.

Murphy and Brown previously pleaded guilty and are both expected to be sentenced at a later date to one-to-three years in state prison.

Gloria A. Dillenbeck, 42, of 2813 Route 10, Caroga Lake, was sentenced Thursday by Judge Polly A. Hoye to 30 days in the Fulton County Jail.

She also was sentenced to five years probation and $561 restitution.

The sentence was based on her guilty plea March 7 to one count of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Dillenbeck was charged Oct. 9 in Gloversville.

She was among two other co-defendants charged after an investigation into a fraudulent check-cashing scheme in the city and surrounding area. Gloversville police said Jessop and the co-defendants created fraudulent payroll checks and cashed them at local establishments. In the city alone, police said, officers identified about 15 checks used in the scam, resulting in the theft of more than $8,000 from local businesses.

Co-defendant Bruce Jessop, 22, of 8 William St., Gloversville, was sentenced in March to six months in the county jail.

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