City man to receive 3 to 6 years for bail jumping, DWI

JOHNSTOWN – A city man who pleaded guilty this week in Fulton County Court to bail jumping and felony driving while intoxicated counts faces up to six years in state prison.

Steven R. Tryon, 31, of Byard Street, had two criminal cases disposed of Tuesday before Judge Polly A. Hoye.

He pleaded guilty before Hoye to one count of second-degree bail jumping in connection with a Feb. 14 arrest. He also pleaded guilty before Hoye to one count of felony DWI stemming from a July 14, 2012, arrest.

Tryon was indicted Nov. 28 by a county grand jury, but prosecutors said he jumped bail, never showing up for his court date.

Sentencing was adjourned until Oct. 16, but Tryon is slated to receive one to three years in state prison for the felony DWI count. That sentence would run consecutively with the 1 1/2 to three years in state prison sentence he is slated to receive for the bail-jumping plea.

In other County Court action this week:

David VanAlstine, 30, of North Arlington Ave., Gloversville, was sentenced by Hoye to three to six years in state prison as a second-felony offender. He must also make $300 restitution, as part of a plea arrangement.

He pleaded guilty May 19 to counts of third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

He was arrested July 10 and 12, 2013.

Michael D. Hart, 24, of Kringsbush Road, St. Johnsville, pleaded guilty Monday before Hoye to first-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

He was arrested Oct. 17.

Sentencing was adjourned until Oct. 16, but Hart is slated to receive six months in the county jail, five years probation and a fine as part of a plea arrangement.

Norman G. Lamphear Jr., 31, of Route 29, Johnstown, was sentenced Thursday by Hoye to one year in the Fulton County Jail and $200 restitution.

The sentencing was part of a plea arrangement he made when he pleaded guilty May 21 to first-degree criminal contempt.

He was arrested Feb. 19.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.