Thursday April 28, 2011

-- Randy DeJordy, 45, of Brattleboro, entered a guilty plea in the Windham Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court and was handed down a sentence of 18 to 24 months of jail time, all suspended except for 29 days, for aiding in the commission of a felony and simple assault/mutual affray.

According to police documents, DeJordy aided in the commission of grand larceny by assisting several men in the theft of a 52-inch television from a storage unit at Mountain Home Storage on Marlboro Road on Sept. 20, 2010. The television was valued at approximately $1,200 and was found in DeJordy’s Canal Street apartment by police.

One count of possession of stolen property was dismissed by the state.

DeJordy could have received a maximum of 10 years in jail and a $5,000 fine for aiding in the commission of grand larceny.

DeJordy has a history of drug-related activity, according to his court record. He was convicted on two counts of felony sale of cocaine in 2007 and was sentenced to six to eight years of jail time, all suspended except for six months, followed by probation.

In Mach 2010, he violated his probation and was sentenced to incarceration for six to eight years, all suspended except for eight months.

Both DeJordy’s attorneys and the deputy state’s attorney handling the case agreed that this was the best resolution, saying that it would allow DeJordy to keep his housing and maintain his current, fairly stable lifestyle.


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"You’ve got to stop doing this stuff, because if you don’t you’re going to wind up in jail for a much longer period of time," Judge David T. Suntag told DeJordy in court Tuesday. "Do what your probation officer tells you to do, even if you think it’s dumb."

-- Lawrence R. Scott pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday to his third charge of drunken driving, having been previously convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol in 1993 and 2004.

According to court documents, Scott was walking on the shoulder of Interstate 91 in Westminster April 2 shortly after 2 a.m. when a Vermont state trooper observed his vehicle on the side of the roadway with no headlights on. Scott was holding out his thumb, police records state.

Scott told police that his car had broken down and that he was walking to Exit 5. He was found to have a blood alcohol content of .144 percent.

If convicted, Scott could face up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $2,500, or both for the felony charge of DUI #3.

He was released on conditions that state he must not buy, have or drink alcoholic beverages. He is required to check in daily at the Brattleboro Police Department, where he must submit to an alcosensor test.

-- Elizabeth A. Forbush, 31, of Bellows Falls, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to what will be her fourth pending charge of violation of conditions of release due to her alleged consumption of alcohol after being charged with drunk endriving.

Forbush was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol on Dec. 19, 2010. According to court documents, police responded to the scene of a two-vehicle crash involving Forbush shortly before 11 p.m. in Westminster.

Forbush had a blood alcohol content of .14, well above the legal limit of .08, according to the documents.

Forbush’s criminal record shows she was convicted of DUI twice before in Windham County, once in 1999 and again in 2001.

She was cited for drunken driving after the accident in December 2010 and was released on conditions that state she must not buy, have or consume alcoholic beverages. She was ordered to report to the Bellows Falls Police Department daily and submit to an alcosensor test.

Since January, she has been arraigned four times for violating her conditions of release. Court records state that each charge stemmed from Forbush testing positive for alcohol in her blood stream during her daily check-ins.

If found guilty of DUI #3, Forbush could face up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. Each charge of violation of conditions of release carries a maximum penalty of six month imprisonment and a $1,000 fine.