Violent Rome assaults draw prison and fines

Two Rome men accused of assaulting another in separate attacks were sentenced in County Court — one will spend the next two years in prison, the other will pay $24,000 in penalties.

• Adam R. Boyce, 23, of 800 W. Thomas St., was sentenced by Judge Barry M. Donalty Jan. 11 to two years in prison, followed by 2 1/2 years of post-release supervision, and was ordered to pay $679 in restitution and $375 in court fees on a charge of second-degree assault.

At about 3 a.m. May 31, authorities said Boyce and his 18-year-old victim exchanged several threatening text messages before agreeing to fight at the Old Birnie Bus garage on West Thomas Street. Authorities said they were fighting over a woman. Boyce started the fight by hitting the victim several times with a metal pipe, including once in the face, authorities stated.

The victim suffered cuts to the face, and several teeth were knocked out.

• Aaron Vienneau, 32, of 318 W. Thomas St., was sentenced by Judge Michael L. Dwyer Jan. 7 to three years probation, ordered to pay $23,831 in restitution and $250 in court fees on a charge of third-degree assault, reduced from second-degree.

Police said at 10:15 p.m. March 14, Vienneau repeatedly struck a 32-year-old man in the face in front of the victim’s West Dominick Street residence, causing fractures to his cheekbones, eye socket and nose.

In a statement to police, the victim said he and Vienneau had been friends for a long time, and had spent the night at various places drinking beer. They both drank more than a dozen beers that night, the victim said. When it was time to go home, the victim said that Vienneau didn’t want to leave, so he left Vienneau and walked home. Not long after, the victim said he was outside on his porch when he suddenly felt himself being attacked and blacked out.

Also in County Court:

• Amanda M. Schultz, 19, of 7757 New Floyd Road, Floyd, was sentenced by Judge Dwyer Jan. 8 to six months in jail, 10 years probation and was ordered to pay $1,425 in court fees on a charge of second-degree rape.

According to court documents, Schultz had sex with a 14-year-old boy in Floyd on Aug. 8.

• David Keyte, 23, of 8626 Soule Road, Holland Patent, was sentenced by Judge Donalty Jan. 13 to one to three years in prison and ordered to pay $1,425 in court fees on charges of third-degree criminal sexual act and driving while intoxicated.

The indictment said from July 2008 through May 2009, Keyte had sex with a 16-year-old girl in various locations, including Floyd. The indictment said Keyte also gave the teen-ager alcohol and struck her during that time. According to court documents, Keyte was driving drunk on Mark Street in Verona at 2:23 a.m. Oct. 28.

• Aaron Woods, 21, of 401 Healy St., pleaded guilty before Judge Dwyer Jan. 8 to two counts each of third-degree sale and third-degree possession of a controlled substance. His case was adjourned for sentencing to March 2.

The indictment said at 3:40 p.m. June 25, Woods was found with cocaine in Rome.

• Ricky Gray, 27, of 608 Black River Blvd., was sentenced by Judge Donalty Jan. 11 to one year in jail, ordered to pay $375 in court fees and had his license suspended for six months on a charge of third-degree sale of a controlled substance.

The indictment said Gray was found with cocaine in Rome on June 11.

• Michael Baker, 40, of 340 Kossuth St., was sentenced by Judge Donalty Jan. 13 to two years in prison, followed by two years of post-release supervision, and was ordered to pay $375 in court fees on a charge of third-degree sale of a controlled substance.

The indictment said Baker had and sold cocaine in Rome on June 2.

• William King, 50, of 502 W. Park St., was sentenced by Judge Dwyer Jan. 13 to time served in jail, three months, ordered to pay $200 in court fees and had his license suspended for six months on a charge of seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance.

The indictment said King had cocaine in Rome on June 4.