Resident in robbery attempt gets four years in prison for drugs, shooting


One man was shot and a dog was killed during a possible robbery attempt on West Liberty Street in November, and now the resident has been sentenced to four years in state prison.

Antoine Williams, 27, of 806 W. Liberty St., was sentenced by County court Judge Michael L. Dwyer May 29 to four years in state prison on one count each of criminal possession of a firearm and second-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Authorities said three people went to Williams’ residence at about 8 p.m. Nov. 24 and got into a fight with Williams. In a statement to police, one of the three people said the group’s intention was to rob Williams.

During the fight, authorities said a gun was pulled and one of the three was shot in the leg. His injuries were not life-threatening. Police said Williams’ dog was also shot and killed during the fight.

Police said they discovered large quantities of cocaine and marijuana at the residence.

Also in County Court:

• Katherine Lavandowski, 65, of 9014 Route 13, Camden, was sentenced by Judge Robert L. Bauer May 8 to five years probation on a charge of second-degree assault.

Authorities said on Dec. 3, 2018, Lavandowski stabbed her husband multiple times with a knife at their home.

• Antonio Gallardo, 18, of 157 Erie Blvd. East, pleaded guilty before Judge Dwyer May 30 to third-degree robbery. His case was adjourned for sentencing to July 25.

Police said at about 1 p.m. March 26, Gallardo and a 15-year-old juvenile got into an argument with a group of people near Ace Hardware in Rome. During the argument, police said one of the teens pulled out a knife and demanded the other people empty their pockets. Police said one woman handed over a light, a pack of cigarettes and some vape juice; which Gallardo took and then fled.

• Myisha Cummings, 20, of 111 W. Thomas St., pleaded guilty before Judge Bauer May 14 to second-degree criminal sexual act. Her case was adjourned for sentencing to July 9.

According to court documents, Cummings had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl in Rome in August 2018.

• Jesse L. Marshall, 23, of 425 W. Bloomfield St., pleaded not guilty before Judge Bauer May 13 to two counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child. His case was adjourned for motion argument to June 20.

The indictment said on Jan. 2, Marshall was found with child pornography on his computer in Rome.

• Brian Platt Jr., 28, of 9905 Taberg-Florence Road, Annsville, pleaded guilty before Judge Dwyer May 10 to criminal obstruction of breathing. His case was adjourned for sentencing to June 28.

The indictment said on Jan. 2, Platt choked a woman in Rome.


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