Judge suspends sentences for 3 men with felony charges

CLINTON — Three men were given suspended sentences for felony charges last week.

William C. George, 44, 508 Second Ave. South, No. 2B, appeared Thursday in Clinton County District Court for sentencing for one count of manufacture of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, a Class C felony. District Court Judge John Telleen suspended a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $1,000.

George was placed on probation for two years and ordered to pay costs and fees, obtain substance abuse and mental health evaluations and successfully complete any recommended treatment, abstain from the use of controlled substances and alcohol and submit to random urinalysis testing.

George was charged Dec. 3 and pleaded guilty March 28.

Brent M. Burlingame, 50, of Camanche, appeared Thursday for sentencing for one count of dominion and control of a firearm by a felon, a Class D felony. Telleen suspended a sentence of up to five years in jail and a $750 fine.

Burlingame was placed on probation for two years and ordered to the Residential Corrections Facility. He was ordered held in the Clinton County Jail until space is available at RCF.

One count of possession or dominion and control of an offensive weapon as a felon, a Class D felony, was dismissed and costs were assessed to Burlingame. He pleaded charged March 3 by Camache police and pleaded guilty April 4.

William T. Foley, 38, 219 Fifth Ave. North, appeared Thursday for sentencing for two counts of forgery, a Class D felony. Telleen suspended sentences of up to five years in jail on each count. A $750 fine on each count was also suspended.

Foley was placed on probation for two years and ordered to reside at and successfully complete inpatient substance abuse program at Prelude, pay all costs and fees, complete any recommended follow up substance abuse treatment, abstain from use of controlled substances and alcohol, submit to random urinalysis testing and maintain employment.

Two counts of identity theft under $1,000, an aggravated misdemeanor, were dismissed at sentencing, and costs were assessed to Foley. He was charged by Clinton police Jan.18 and pleaded guilty March 22.