Man receives 3 to 6 years for robbery

JOHNSTOWN – A Gloversville man who used a box cutter to rob a convenience store in March was sentenced Tuesday in Fulton County Court to three to six years in state prison.

Jimmy C. Murray Sr., 46, of 43 Cayadutta St., was sentenced by Judge Richard C. Giardino to the prison time as a second felony offender. He was sentenced as part of a plea arrangement and he will receive credit for time served.

Murray pleaded guilty May 13 to one felony count of third-degree robbery.

He was arrested April 1 by Gloversville police for the March 26 robbery of the LukOil GasMart convenience store on North Main Street. Police said he entered the store at 6:25 a.m. armed with a box cutter and demanded cash from the register. He left the store with about $200 in cash, police said. No one was hurt in the robbery.

Murray was arrested at his apartment and charged with third-degree robbery and fourth-degree grand larceny. Officers later found items at Murray’s apartment linking him to the robbery, police said.

In other recent County Court cases:

Sterling Davis, 31, of 24 Sixth Ave., Gloversville, was sentenced Wednesday by Judge Polly A. Hoye to six years in state prison, as a second felony offender. He will also receive 1 1/2 years of post-release supervision, as part of a plea arrangement.

Davis pleaded guilty May 14 to felony third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

According to Gloversville police, Davis was arrested Feb. 28 on a county grand jury indictment. He was initially charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, all felonies.

Ernest C. McMikle, 27, of Amsterdam was sentenced Tuesday by Giardino to two years in state prison and one year post-release supervision as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was based on his May 14 guilty plea to one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and one count of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

McMikle was charged Feb. 4 by state police. He was initially charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and various vehicle and traffic infractions.

According to troopers, McMikle was stopped on Route 30 in Perth for multiple traffic infractions. Troopers said they smelled marijuana inside the vehicle. McMikle handed them a bag containing a small amount of marijuana, troopers said. They also found he had 18.5 grams of crack cocaine, troopers said.

LeRaye A. Atwood, 35, of Alexander Street, Gloversville, was sentenced by Hoye to four weekends in the county jail, five years probation, and $16,510 in restitution to the county Department of Social Services.

She pleaded guilty June 10 to one count of fourth-degree welfare fraud as part of a plea arrangement.

Atwood was arrested Aug. 27 and charged with first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, third-degree grand larceny and third-degree welfare fraud. Authorities said it was determined Atwood applied for DSS benefits and failed to list all income and her spouse in the household. She received $10,131 in temporary assistance benefits and $6,379 in SNAP benefits.