Man admits playing part in burglary

JOHNSTOWN – The second of four defendants involved in a stabbing case last spring pleaded guilty Thursday in Fulton County Court and is headed to state prison.

Jared-Corey F. Maye, 20, of 6 Milton Ave., Amsterdam, pleaded guilty before Judge Polly A. Hoye to one count of third-degree burglary, as part of a plea agreement.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but he is expected to receive one to three years in state prison, as well as restitution.

Johnstown police charged Maye and three other defendants in connection with an incident at 11:30 p.m. April 14. Police said Maye and brothers Robert N. Guist, 19, and Joshua L. Guist, 18 – both of 54 Academy St., Amsterdam – entered an apartment at 34 S. Melcher St. Police said the three took a home security safe and began to flee the residence.

Michael A. Rote, 46, of 88 Honeywell Corners Road, Broadalbin was the getaway driver parked down the street, according to police. He, too, has been charged.

During a confrontation with three people in the apartment, police said, Christopher R. Kenney Jr., 18, of Johnstown, was stabbed four times in the back with a knife. People in the apartment took Kenney to Nathan Littauer Hospital, and from there he was airlifted to Albany Medical Center Hospital. He was later discharged.

Rote was sentenced Tuesday to a year in the county jail stemming from the incident.

The disposition of the cases involving the Guists were unknown Friday.

In other county court cases Friday before Judge Richard C. Giardino:

-?Douglas R. Julian, 33, of County Highway 123, Mayfield, was sentenced to one year in the county jail as part of a plea agreement.

He pleaded guilty June 13 to third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Julian was charged April 3 by state police, who said he pointed a shotgun at a woman. He was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, and second-degree menacing. State police said troopers responded to a report of a domestic incident on County Highway 123 in the town.

Troopers said a check of Julian’s criminal history revealed a past conviction for felony driving while intoxicated. Due to the felony conviction, state police said, the criminal possession of a weapon charge went from fourth-degree to third-degree.

-?Jeffrey Hayes, 55, of 295 Paradise Point Road, Mayfield, pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and driving while intoxicated, as a misdemeanor.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but he is expected to receive three years participation in the county Drug Court program.

He was arrested March 11 in the town of Mayfield.

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