City Man Sentenced To State Prison In Robbery Case

MAYVILLE – A Jamestown man has been sentenced to five years in state prison with five years post-release supervision for his role in the April robbery of a Wilson Farms.

David Foley, Chautauqua County district attorney, announced Wednesday that Murray A. Hall, 27, of Newland Avenue, was sentenced to state prison time for the April 15 Hazeltine Avenue robbery. A grand jury in June handed up the second-degree indictment charge for Hall.

Hall, who was one of five suspects charged in connection to the robbery, was in custody at Chautauqua County Jail on unrelated charges when he was arraigned on the robbery indictment.

Police say Hall entered the Wilson Farms with two other suspects. They robbed the store while wearing masks. Two other suspects were waiting nearby in a getaway vehicle. Tips from the public led to the arrests.

Foley on Wednesday also announced the sentence of a Jamestown man charged with third-degree rape. Matthew S. Myers, 35, of South Main Street, was sentenced to time served and 10 years probation.

Police in November arrested Myers for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a child less than 17 years old. He was arraigned in Town of Ellicott Court and had been remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.

In other pleas and sentences:

LaMar Spencer, 29, of Windsor Street, Jamestown, was sentenced to two and a half years in state prison with one year post-release supervision for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth-degree concurrent with two years in state prison and one year post-release supervision for fifth-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Spencer in September was apprehended after Jamestown police executed a search warrant on a Sixth Street residence. Police seized over a half-ounce of crack cocaine as well as cash. An investigation revealed the drugs were being sold from the residence.

Robert W. Harmon, 49, of Linwood Avenue, Jamestown, was sentenced to two to four years in state prison for first-degree criminal contempt.

Norman J. Lindell, 39, of Prospect Street, Jamestown, was sentenced to one year in jail for second-degree criminal contempt concurrent with one year in jail for aggravated fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Clifford Latta, 38, of Potter Road, Mayville, was sentenced to one year in jail for first-degree aggravated criminal contempt.

Gordon Fairbanks, 68, of Jamestown was sentenced to four months of weekends in Jail and 10 years probation for a second-degree criminal sex act.

David W. Newhouse, 52, of Little Valley, was sentenced to five years probation, 60-month ignition interlock device and 1 year driver’s license revocation for first-degree unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.

Amy M. Schuk, 34, of South Main Street, Dunkirk, was sentenced to 90 days in jail, five years probation and six months driver’s license revocation for fifth-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Stephen M. Easley, 25, of Lincoln Avenue, Dunkirk, was sentenced to time served and five years probation for fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.