LITTLE VALLEY – A Jamestown man was ordered by Monday by Cattaraugus County Judge Larry M. Himelein to serve a state prison term of two years as a repeat felon and then face two years of post-release supervision on a drug trafficking conviction.
The arrest of Prinston D. Blount, 24, last spring stemmed from him being driven around Gowanda in a car with a faulty and loud muffler, District Attorney Lori Pettit Rieman said. She said Blount was found to be carrying more than 500 milligrams of cocaine when Gowanda village police stopped the car he was a passenger in on Jamestown Street about 4:30 a.m. last May 20.
Police reported finding the cocaine on Blount in numerous packets, “indicative” of a readiness to sell it, the prosecutor said. She also said Blount had previous drug-related convictions.
Also before Himelein on Monday:
• Nicholas G. Harper, 34, of Olean, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with a third-degree criminal sexual act and felony failure to register as a state sex offender, both for allegedly having nonconsensual oral sex with another person in Olean on June 28 and failing to register with Olean police as a previously imprisoned sex offender.
Rieman said that in March 2004, Harper, then living in Belfast, Allegany County, was sentenced to three consecutive three-year terms for assaulting a woman with a staple gun, having sex with a teenage girl in Caneadea in June 2002 and sodomizing another teenage girl in Caneadea that month. After moving to Olean upon release from prison, he failed to register as a sex offender.
• Jack E. Doxey, 36, of Ceres, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with felony driving while intoxicated for his third drunken-driving-related arrest in Cattaraugus County since 2001. His latest charge was filed in the City of Olean on March 27. He was also indicted for driving while ability impaired, failing to signal at a turn and various traffic violations, including driving an unregistered vehicle with expired insurance and improper plates.
• Dustin D. Jones, 38, of Delevan, was sentenced to six months in jail and five years on probation on his attempted-burglary conviction for an incident in the Town of Yorkshire last June when he tried to break into a building.
• Trudy L. Oldshield, 36, of Salamanca, was fined $1,000 and placed on five years of probation, and her driver’s license was revoked, for driving while intoxicated in the Town of Mansfield on April 14. She had a blood-alcohol reading of 0.20 percent.
• Kostas E. Katsigiannis, 60, of Portville, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with felony forgery for a forged-check incident in the Village of Portville on July 10.
• Derick E. Allshouse, 20, of Olean, was ordered to remain in the County Jail after he pleaded not guilty to felony possession of stolen property and petit larceny charges. He was arrested in Olean on St. Patrick’s Day and, according to police, possessed property and a debit card that had been stolen.