Gloversville man gets 6 months in jail

JOHNSTOWN – A man who kicked out the rear window of a Gloversville police patrol car in March was sentenced Thursday in Fulton County Court to six months in the county jail.

Ralph J. Nolan III, 24, of 84 Homestead Drive, Gloversville, also was sentenced, as part of a plea arrangement, by Judge Richard C. Giardino to five years probation and $1,044 restitution for the window damage.

The sentence was based on his April 17 guilty plea to one felony count of third-degree criminal mischief.

He was arrested by Gloversville police March 5 on that count, as well as disorderly conduct. Police responded to Homestead Drive after a report of a family offense. During the investigation, police said three men, including Nolan, began to argue and fight in the parking lot. After he was arrested, police said, Nolan kicked out the rear window of the police patrol.

In other cases Thursday in County Court:

William Edwards, 32, of 319 Ridge Road, Northville, was sentenced by Judge Polly A. Hoye to two months of weekends in the county jail, five years probation, and $51 in restitution, as part of a plea arrangement.

Edwards pleaded guilty March 28 to one count of second-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

He was arrested Nov. 17, 2011, by state police.

Donald Cooper, 54, of 280 Piseco Road, Stratford, pleaded guilty before Hoye to one count of third-degree criminal possession of marijuana, as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but he is expected to receive five years probation.

He was arrested Feb. 1 by state police.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected]

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