City man gets jail time for burglary

JOHNSTOWN – A Gloversville man was sentenced Monday in Fulton County Court to two to four years in state prison as a second felony offender.

Ira R. Blowers, 48, was sentenced by Judge Polly A. Hoye as part of a plea arrangement.

The sentence was based on the defendant’s April 10 guilty plea to one count of third-degree burglary.

Blowers was charged Feb. 26.

In other recent County Court cases:

Delian L. Wood, 40, of Route 29A, Gloversville, pleaded guilty Wednesday before Judge Richard C. Giardino to one felony count of driving while intoxicated, as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but he is expected to receive three years’ participation in county Drug Court and a $1,000 fine.

Gloversville police charged Wood on March 23. He was initially charged with aggravated DWI with a blood-alcohol content greater than 0.18 percent, speeding, failure to comply with an emergency vehicle, failure to keep right and no seatbelt.

Police said officers observed a vehicle being operated above the posted speed limit and failing to keep right on West Fulton Street heading west. A vehicle stop was initiated, but Wood failed to comply and stop. He fled west on Route 29A and officers pursued him until Wood stopped near his residence, police said.

Sidney Ellerby of Route 29, Gloversville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one felony count of driving while intoxicated.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but the defendant is slated to receive three years’ participation in county Drug Court and a $1,000 fine.

Ellerby was charged April 13.